BUTTE COUNTY, CALIF. - A member of the Palermo 4-h Club earned top honors at California's 4-H State Field Day.
Taylor Ludwig's welding photo was picked for Best of Show from among 160 entries.
Ludwig is a Junior in high school.
The Field Day is California 4-H's largest and most comprehensive educational event, with more than 1,500 participants annually.
In addition to photography, club members can also compete in public speaking, textiles and fashion, plant sciences, interview skills, and entomology.
The statewide Field Day normally takes place at U.C. Davis but was held virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A total of 15 Butte County 4-H members competed in the Field Day with several bringing home Gold Awards (Many had 2 entries):
- Mikayla Collins - Informative Talk - Gold
- Tyler Ainslie - Interview Competition - Gold
- Virginia Boone - Plant Science - Blue
- Tylar Ainslie - Plant Science - Blue
- Mackenzie Hoffman -Photo - Blue and Blue
- Kacey Hoffman - Photo - Blue and Blue
- Kaitlyn Miller - Photo - Blue and Blue
- Kaydence Miller - Photo - Red and Blue
- Leila Younger - Photo - Red and Blue
- Maddie Reiselt - Photo - Gold and Blue
- Trent Ludwig - Photo - Gold and Blue
- Taylor Ludwig - Photo - Best of Show and Red
- Charles Seegert - Informative Talk - Gold
- Joseph Schohr - Informative Talk - Gold
- Miki Clifford - Informative Talk - Gold
Butte County 4-H is continuing to operate during the pandemic, and club activities will resume in the Fall when they will follow local social distancing guidelines. Families interested in joining 4-H can call (530) 538-7201 or contact 4-H Community Education Specialist Ryan P. Cleland with the U.C. Davis Cooperative Extension Service at firstname.lastname@example.org.