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4-H’ers compete in communication contest

Local 4-H students competed in the district communications arts contest recently. Pictured in the front row are Rachel Danielson, Emily Zurn, Jacob Schulz, Gracie Erickstad and Grace Robinson. In the back row, from left, are Pooja Chemiti, Arianna Alvarez, Zoe Alvarez, Katelyn Galde, Preeti Chemiti and Kooper Hahn Shagena. Special to the Pioneer

Two 4-H members from Horace, N.D., have qualified for the organization’s state communication arts contest.

Kooper Hahn Shagena and Gracie Erickstad placed first in respective categories at the recently held district contest.

Shagena took top honors in the Preteen Interpretive Reading/Serious category.

Erickstad placed first in Preteen Demonstration/Individual.

Honorable mentions went to Katelyn Galde in Preteen Interpretive Reading/Humorous and Anna Stopleworth in Teen Prepared Speech.

The state contest will be held July 20 at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot.