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The three finalists for the Super Showmanship Award show how they can work with sheep. Pictured left to right are Alexa Harrison, Adrian Austin, and Dylan Sigrest.

The 4-H Program's Marilyn Thompson presents the Super Showmanship Award to Adrian Austin who will now represent Marion County in the State Competition.

Super Showmanship Competition Held At Marion County Fair

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

A rural Mt. Vernon High School student has won the Marion County 4-H Super Showmanship Award.  

Adrian Austin will now represent Marion County in the state competition that will be held at the State Fair next month.  She's excited about being able to advance.  Austin had won the swine senior showmanship award on Saturday to compete for the Super Showmanship Award.  

"I've been in 4H for seven or eight years.  I've shown pigs all my life through that period and even before I was in 4H.  I've also shown a few years in cattle," said Austin.  "I think that you just have to keep your own composure and sometimes that's a hard component because if you are getting nervous or upset you have to keep your cool so the animals will stay calm as well," said Austin.  

Austin is also a member of the Marion County Livestock Judging Team and the Showstrings 4-H Club.  She competed against Dylan Sigrist of Farina, who represented Beef, and is a member of the Marion County 4-H Livestock Judging Team and the Omega Shamrocks 4-H Club as well as Alexa Harrison of Clay City who represented Sheep and is a member of the Marion County 4-H Livestock Judging Team and Showstrings 4-H Club.

 

The Marion County 4-H Tractor Driving Contest was also held on Sunday afternoon.  Andrew Livingston of Taylorville who is in the Showstrings 4-H Club took first place and can now represent Marion County at the state competition.  

The contest makes the drivers demonstrate their forward driving and backing skills with a tractor and two wheel implement thru a very rigorous course. They were also timed as they maneuver the course.   

Second place went to Blake Mitchell of Kinmundy.  Mitchell is member of the Shriver Sircle  4-H Club.  Blake Hayes of Kell placed third and is a member of the Kell Cowpunchers 4-H Club.  Fourth place went to Jonathan McConnaughhay of Iuka and he is a member of Kell Cowpunchers 4-H Club.  Devin Krustinger of Kinmundy placed fifth and is a member of the Meacham Worthwhile 4-H Club.  Trent Sigrist of Farina placed sixth and is a member of the Omega Shamrocks 4-H Club.  Dylan Sigrist of Farina placed seventh and is also a member of the Omega Shamrocks 4-H Club. 

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