Madeline Catron of Henrietta won the Cotton Award, donated by the Rolling Plains Cotton Growers, in the junior division of the 4-H District 3 Rolling Plains fashion show Saturday, April 12.
Cotton Awards are given to the best cotton garments in the construction and buying categories in each division. The fashion show, titled “Academy Award of Fashion” was held at Newcastle High School. Young County 4-H leaders hosted the event.
Catron won first place in the junior cotton category.
Participants in the District Fashion Show have completed a series of lessons in clothing and textiles and have sewn or bought a garment. The project teaches basic clothing construction, grooming techniques, leadership skills and consumer education. A Fabric and Fashion Design Category teaches youth design elements.
Representing Clay County were Catron, first place in the junior everyday living construction category; Mallory Fredrick, fourth place in the junior refashion construction category; Katie Yurcho, first place in the junior theatre/costume construction category; Layton Graham, fourth place in the junior special interest buying category; Jacobi Reynolds, second place in the intermediate semiformal construction category; Kalico Burkes, first place in intermediate fantastic fashions under $25 buying category; Korri Franke, first place in intermediate semiformal buying category; and Mikayla Graham, seocnd place in senior formal buying category. Also participating was Hailey Talley.
4-H is the youth development and leadership program of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, a part of the Texas A&M University System. Local county Extension agents provide leadership for the 4-H program in each county.