2016 4-H Court named during fair awards

Rob Ruth/ChieftainMembers of the 2016 4-H Court: From left: Madison McDowell, Ella Anderson, and Lexie Gassett.

Ella Anderson, Lexie Gassett and Madison McDowell, all of Enterprise, will be in the public spotlight frequently during the next 12 months as members of the 2016 4-H Court. The selection of the three was announced at the end of the Aug. 8 awards program of the 2015 Wallowa County Fair.

All three girls have been highly active members of 4-H, and that pace will only increase as they take part in parades, conferences, and other events, most of them community-oriented.

Anderson is entering the 8th grade at Enterprise Junior High while Gassett and McDowell are incoming freshmen at Enterprise High School. The three succeed Teagan Miller, Deidre Schreiber and Georgia Falk on Wallowa County’s 4-H Court.

The following awards were presented Aug. 8 at the fair:


Foods and Clothing — High Point Foods member, Zoey Leith. High Point Clothing, Gracie Ellis.

Art — 4-H Best of Show, Ashley Starner-Durning. Best of Show in Photography, Madison Falk. Scrapbooking, Junior: champion, Kaesie Williams; Intermediate: champion, Georgia Falk; Best of Show, Kaesie Williams.

Record Books — Junior: champion, Ella Moeller; reserve champ, Addie Reyes. Intermediate: champion, Deidre Schreiber; reserve champ, Madison McDowell. Senior: champion, Bryce Melville; reserve champ, Taylor Grote.

Secretary Book — Junior: champion, Libby Fisher.


All-Around Dog — Senior, Anna Rinehart; Intermediate, Jacob Falk; Junior, Trace Evans; 1st Year Junior, Dakota Delyria.

Dog Agility — Open (over 20” in height): 1st Year, McKenzie Keffer; Junior, Bailey Vernam; Intermediate, Jacob Falk; Senior, Whitney Evans. Mini: 1st Year, Dakota Delyria; Junior, Greta Carlsen; Intermediate, Gracie Carlsen; Senior, Anna Rinehart.

Dog Obedience State Team: Intermediate, Anna Moholt, Gracie Carlsen; Senior, Whitney Evans.


Rabbits — high point project, Caylynn Beck; outstanding junior project, Caylynn Beck; champion individual herdsman, Caylynn Beck.

Poultry — high point project, Emma Starner-Durning; high point individual herdsman, John Paul Matthews; outstanding junior project, Emma Starner-Durning.

Small Animal Showmen — high point, Emma Starner-Durning; Junior, Emma Starner-Durning; Intermediate, John Paul Matthews; Senior, Ashley Starner-Durning.


Champion herdsmanship livestock club: Sew me the Bacon. Independent 4-H high point herdsmanship: Jacob Falk.

Livestock Judging (County Fair) — Senior: champion, Aspen Birkmaier; reserve champ, Ashley Starner-Durning. Intermediate: champion, Chloe Birkmaier; reserve champ, Deidre Schreiber. Junior: champion, Mason McDowell; reserve champ, Zeb Ramsden.

Livestock Judging, high point over last year: Senior: champion, Aspen Birkmaier. Intermediate: champion, Chloe Birkmaier. Junior:, champion, Mason McDowell.

Livestock Judging Travel Teams — Senior team: Aspen Birkmaier, Chloe Birkmaier, Ashley Starner-Durning, Bryce Melville, Jakob Hoffman. Intermediate team: Deidre Schreiber, Karli Bedard, Cole Gomes, Jake Coggins, Gracie Niezen. Junior team: Mason McDowell, Ameila Starner-Durning, Chase Duncan, Emma Starner-Durning, Lane Tanzy.

Beef — Jidge Tippett Memorial Award, Jakob Hoffman. Grand champion market steer, Aspen Birkmaier; reserve champ, McKenzie Langerman. Best 4-H Angus exhibit, Shelby Moncrief. Supreme female over all breeds, Shelby Moncrief. Exhibitor with highest scoring hereford, Trace Evans. Western States Angus Auxiliary Award, Shelf Moncrief.

Beef Showmen — Senior: champion, Aspen Birkmaier; reserve champ, McKenzie Langerman. Intermediate: champion, Chloe Birkmaier; reserve champ, Deidre Schreiber. Junior: champion, Zeb Ramsden; reserve champ, Hayden Hite. 1st Year: champion, Alona Yost; reserve champ, Lute Ramsden.

Beef All-Around — Senior, Jakob Hoffman; Intermediate, Deidre Schreiber; Junior, Trace Evans.

Sheep — grand champion market lamb, Madison McDowell; reserve champ, Jake Coggins; outstanding 1st year member, Katrina Hoffman.

Sheep All-Around — Intermediate, Madison McDowell; Junior, Isaak Hoffman.

Sheep Showmen — 1st Year Junior: champion, Josi Coggins; reserve champ, Bernadette Matthews. Junior: champion, Isaak Hoffman; reserve champ, Johanna Wells. Intermediate: champion, Madison McDowell; reserve champ, Karli Bedard.

Wool — best fleece in show, Libby Fisher.

Goat — outstanding project, Michael Diggins. Market Goat: champion, Katie Wilbur; reserve champ, Ian Goodrich. Female Goat: champion, Michael Diggins; reserve champ, Ian Goodrich.

Goat Showmen — Senior: champion, Ashley Starner-Durning. Intermediate: champion, Michael Diggins; reserve champ, Katie Wilbur. Junior: champion, Ian Goodrich; reserve champ, Amelia Starner. 1st Year: champion, Mason McDowell; reserve champ, Maclane Melville.

Dairy Goat Showmen — Intermediate: champion, Samantha Starner-Durning. Junior: champion, Emma Starner-Durning; reserve champ, Amelia Starner-Durning.

Swine — Market Swine: grand champion, Samantha Wightman; reserve champ, Ella Anderson.

Swine Showmen — 1st Year Junior: champion, Harlie Stein; reserve champ, Greta Carlsen. Junior: champion, Zari Bathke; reserve champ, Ella Moeller. Intermediate: champion, Gracie Niezen; reserve champ, Beth Anderson. Senior: champion, Anna Rinehart; reserve champ, Cameron Salmon.

All-Around Livestock Showmen — Senior: grand champion, Anna Rinehart; reserve champ, Ashley Starner-Durning. Intermediate: grand champion, Chloe Birkmaier; reserve champ, Michael Diggins. Junior: grand champion, Zeb Ramsden; reserve champ, Ian Goodrich.

Rate of Gain Contest — Swine: top swine, Zari Bathke; 2nd place, Beth Anderson; 3rd place, Caden Fent. Goat: top goat, Jordan Ferré; 2nd place, Ian Goodrich; 3rd place, Katie Wilbur. Lamb: top lamb, Kacie Melville; 2nd and 3rd (tie), Bernadette Matthews and Kaylie Melville. Beef: top beef rate, Lauren Makin; 2nd place, Will McCadden; 3rd place, Hailey Cunningham.


Rockin J Scholarship — Calli Miller.

2016 4-H Court Members — Ella Anderson, Madison McDowell, Lexie Gassett.

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