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Agriculture

Local 4-H member wins at horse show

Kiersten Pratt wins scholarship

SPRINGFIELD — Dover-Berlin 4-H Club member Kiersten Pratt placed third in the stations phase and received a $1,000 scholarship at the 17th annual Superior Young Producer Award contest during the Illinois State Junior Horse Show, July 25.

Almost 40 competed in this year’s contest, vying for one of five $1,000 scholarships to the college or university of their choice. The contest began by judging two halter classes and two performance classes. Contestants then took a written test and completed 10 skillathon stations.

Plaques were given to the top three individuals in each event, judging, written exam and stations. The Top 5 individuals overall earned a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Archer-Daniel’s Midland. To participate, these individuals were either a 4-H or FFA member in good standing, meeting all eligibility requirements. In addition, they were required to be between the ages of 14 and 19, according to 4-H or FFA rules.

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