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The Grand Champion FFA poultry award went to Ben Smallen at the Wallowa County Fair. (Katy Nesbitt/The Observer)
The Wallowa County Fair came to a close Saturday night with the FFA and 4-H awards, FFA dinner and the stock auction.
This year’s top awards for FFA market lambs went to Grand Champion Cheyenne Knight. For market swine, Grand Campion was Brandi Smith and the Grand Champion market steer award went to Myranda McFedtridge.
In 4-H, the top market lamb award went to Madison McDowell. For swine, Samantha Wightman won the Grand Champion prize and the top steer award went to Chloe Birkmaier.
The 4-H High-Point Rabbit Project, Outstanding Junior Rabbit Project, High-Point Poultry, High-Point Individual Hersdman, and Junior Small Animal Showman awards went to Ashley Wilson. Champion Individual Rabbit Herdsman was Caitlin Robb; Outstanding Junior Poultry Project and High-Point Small Animal Showman went to Michael Diggins; High-Point Cavy went to Lexi Chamberlain; and the top Intermediate Small Animal Showman was Gabrielle Wells.
Independent 4-H High-Point Herdsmanship went to Cameron Salmon and the Champion Herdsmanship Livestock Club was Wallowa County Livestock.
In 4-H Livestock Judging, the Senior Champion was Bretta Wentz, Intermediate Champion was Aspen Birkmaier, and Junior Champion was Haley Miller.
Senior Livestock Judging went to Anna Rinehart, the Intermediate winner was Aspen Birkmaier and the top Junior was Chloe Birkmaier.
The finalists for the Senior Livestock Judging team were Anna Rinehart, Alex Finifrock and Tara Wilber. Intermediate Team is Aspen Birkmaier, Chloe Birkmaier, Deidre Schreiber, Maddi Tracy and Haley Miller. The Junior Team is Jake Coggins, Cole Gomes Casidee Harrod, Carsyn Miller, Zan Bathke and Timmy Wells.
The Judge Tippett Memorial Award went to Kobe Ketscher for the best all-around 4-H beef project.
The Supreme Female Over All Breeds went to Aspen Birkmaier and the Exhibitor With the Highest Scoring Hereford went to Alex Wightman.
Beef Showman awards went to intermediate Lauren Makin, junior Chloe Birkmaier, and first-year junior Deidre Schreiber.
All-Around Beef Project awards went to intermediate Lauren Makin and junior Deidre Schreiber.
Advanced FFA Showmen Champion for sheep was Dylan Denton and Greenhand Champion was Gabrielle Wells.
Stephanie Simpson earned champion for swine and Kurt Norton was Champion Greenhand. Marta Stangel won Grand Champion for the advanced FFA students and the Greenhand Champion was Teagan Miller.
Cheyenne Hall took the champion ribbon home for goats and Claire Beck was the champion in show for dairy beef.
Champion Hampshire Ewe award went to Trevor Wentz.
Top Sheep Showmen were senior Sarah Kunkle, intermediate Reagan Bedard, junior Madison McDowell, and first-year junior Mary Catherine Matthews. The all-around sheep awards went to senior Sarah Kunkle, intermediate Trent Bales and junior Madison McDowell.
High-Point Food winner was Deidre Schreiber, the High-Point Clothing award went to Caitlin Robb and the best fleece of show went to Aubrina Melville.
Best of Show in Art went to Gracie Carlsen and to Madison Falk in
Champion junior scrapbooker was Jacob Falk and the champion intermediate awards went to Madison Falk and Georgia Falk.
Austin Brockamp took top honors in horticulture.
Record book champions were senior Cody Arbogast, intermediate Sarah Aschenbrenner and junior Deidre Schreiber.