Co-ops work together to judge 4-H Electric projects

Posted on Aug 27 2018 in Noble REMC

LaGrange County REMC Energy Advisor Jake Taylor speaks with Caleb Freed about his extension cord project during Division 3 judging in 4-H Electric at the Noble County Community Fair.

Concern for community and cooperation among cooperatives are two of our founding principles, and during the recent Noble County Community Fair, Noble REMC and LaGrange County REMC showcased both.

To be as objective as possible, Noble REMC asked LaGrange County REMC Energy Advisor Jake Taylor to assist in evaluating entries in the 4-H Electric exhibit category at the fair on behalf of the co-op, which is a sponsor of the event. Noble REMC Energy Advisor Brian Hawk and System Engineer Kenny Kill also participated as judges, and both reciprocated LaGrange County REMC’s gesture by helping to judge electric projects during the LaGrange County 4-H Fair mere days later.

The judges spent time interacting with 4-H’ers as they reviewed projects and graded them based on workmanship and knowledge of the subject.

Each year, first-year members build circuit boards, second-year members make a “shake” flashlight, third-year members make a trouble light or extension cord, and fourth-year and advanced 4-H’ers are allowed to select their own project.

2018 4-H Electric project winners


Division 1
Champion: Zayne Brockman
Reserve champion: Chandler Dressler
Blue ribbon: Jacob Freed, Brason McNeal, Derrick Meyer, Bruno Renkenberger and Alfredo Corazon

Division 2
Champion: Laney Thiel
Reserve champion: Zachary Dunkel
Honor: Charles Fleshman
Blue ribbon: Alex Tom and Colton Arnold
Red ribbon: Ryne Keirn

Division 3
Champion: Joshua Marker
Honor: Caleb Freed
Blue ribbon: Oliver Kline
Red ribbon: Zackery Leighty

Division 4
Champion: Mitchel Lemon
Blue ribbon: Austin Schuman and Joshua Prater

Champion: Thaddaeus Foster
Reserve champion: Emily Clouse
Honor: Damien Firestine and Coleman Meyer
Blue ribbon: Zachary Wigent

Get involved in 4-H!

Noble REMC encourages youth to get involved in 4-H! In support of 4-H and our members, Noble REMC will reimburse 4-H membership fees for the first 200 youth to enroll. Online enrollment in the 2019 4-H program begins on Oct. 15. Please contact us at 800-933-7362 or your local Purdue Extension office for more information.