Allamakee County 4-H members earn high marks with static exhibits at Iowa State Fair

Allamakee County 4-H members have Static Exhibits displayed at Iowa State Fair ... Left to right - Front row: Issac Johanningmeier, Cheyanne Troendle, Katherine Hagen, Roland Melcher; Middle row: Olivia Enyart, Landon Burington, Eli Schobert, Braelyn Zuercher, Megan Huinker, Ali Melcher; Back row: Natalie Byrnes, Dalton Ellickson, Ethan Palmer, Emma Palmer, John Melcher. Not pictured: Ethan Gibbs, Denver Mezera, Brenna Berns, Hailey Cook, McKenzie Leiran, Lauren Plein, Isla Henkes, Breelyn Dahlstrom, Tegan Dahlstrom, Tenley Deering, Alaina Gebel. Submitted photo.

Allamakee County 4-H members’ static exhibits were on display last month in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair, which was held August 11-21 in Des Moines. The exhibits were displayed this year, showcasing excellence in project area learning by 4-H members across the state of Iowa.

Divisions young people who are 4-H members may exhibit in include Agriculture and Natural Resources, Creative Arts, Family and Consumer Sciences, Personal Development, and Science, Mechanics and Engineering. The static exhibits display at the Iowa State Fair is meant to be a celebration of the educational and personal accomplishments of Iowa 4-H members. It is a way for 4-H members to share what they’ve learned with the public in completing their exhibits to such degree of success.

“During the 4-H program year, members set goals for themselves, and their exhibits receive placings based on how well they’ve met their goals and on the evaluation standards for each class. Each exhibit is an outgrowth of year-long project area work done by the 4-H member,” said Marissa Foels, County Youth Coordinator at the ISU Extension and Outreach Allamakee County office. “We’re pleased to announce that these Allamakee 4-H members have received special recognition for their hard work by having their exhibits on display at the Iowa State Fair.”

Allamakee County 4-H members who had their static exhibits on display at the Iowa State Fair this year include:

Ali Melcher - Horticulture, Blue (x2)

Landon Burington - Photography, Red
Breelyn Dahlstrom - Photography, Blue
Alaina Gebel - Photography, Blue
Katherine Hagen - Photography, Red
John Melcher - Photography- Blue
Roland Melcher - Photography, Blue
Emma Palmer - Photography, Red
Tenley Deering - Visual Arts, Blue
Cheyanne Troendle - Visual Arts, White

Olivia Enyart - Clothing, Red
Breelyn Dahlstrom - Health, Blue
Tegan Dahlstrom - Health, Red
Brenna Berns - Home Improvement, Red
Megan Huinker - Home Improvement, Blue
Issac Johanningmeier - Home Improvement, Blue
Ali Melcher - Home Improvement, Blue
Natalie Byrnes - Sewing & Needle Arts, Red
Isla Henkes - Sewing & Needle Arts, Red
Braelyn Zuercher - Sewing & Needle Arts, Red
Lauren Plein - $10 Meal Challenge, Blue
Roland Melcher - Digital Storytelling, Blue
Lauren Plein, Hailey Cook, McKenzie Leiran - Citizenship, Red

Dalton Ellickson - Welding, Blue
Ethan Palmer - Welding, Blue
Ethan Gibbs - Mechanics, Blue
Denver Mezera - Woodworking, Blue
Eli Schobert - Woodworking, Blue
For more information on 4-H opportunities, contact the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Allamakee County office in Waukon at 563-568-6345, or visit the Iowa 4-H website at