Emma Hill of Minooka took home Superior honors from the Illinois State Fair with her 4-H visual arts metal project.
She is a graduating 4-H member.
More than 3,300 4-H general project exhibits from across Illinois were judged and displayed during the Illinois State Fair. All members receive an award of excellence for being selected to participate at the state fair level.
Of those, about 25 percent statewide received the added honor of earning “Superior Awards,” the Illinois State Fair’s highest award.
Conference judging allows youth to demonstrate their mastery beyond just what the exhibit may show.
The final awards are based both on the execution of the project work and the interview process. 4-H project categories range from citizenship to welding, and cover areas of art, science and communication, among others.