Among the competitors at the 4-H Horse Show on Sept. 3 at the Champlain Valley Fair in Essex Junction were Milton 4-H'ers (left to right) Sydney Gorton, Isabella Kang and Lillian Kascha-Hare.

ESSEX JUNCTION — Several Milton students were recognized at the Champlain Valley Fair this summer for their 4-H efforts.

Students entered exhibits and competed in 4-H competitions — including a judging jamboree, poultry and horse shows — and earned ribbons and premiums. Some students also took part in the evening parade.

Sydney Gorton of Milton was the Best of Show winner for both posters and photos. Her poster was about Poitou donkeys and and included a photo of Chloe, her former 4-H project horse.

On Aug. 28, 4-H Day at the fair, Josephina Kascha-Hare of Milton participated in the poultry show. She earned a blue ribbon in both fitting and showmanship and general knowledge. The show concluded with a just-for-fun chicken agility course.

The 4-H Horse Show on Sept. 3 concluded the 4-H activities at the fair. Emma Sibley of Milton was the junior champion. Logan Claypool of Milton and Lillian Kascha-Hare of Milton were named beginner champions. 

In addition, two members of the Whispering Pines 4-H Club in Westford were selected to represent 4-H at the opening ceremony of the Champlain Valley Fair, Aug. 26. Allessandra Hoffman of Milton got to pose with Gov. Phil Scott for a photo. 


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