Three Johnson County students were recently recognized for their leadership skills and achievements at the Johnson County Research and Extension 4-H Fashion Review.
Justin Hoffman of Spring Hill and Sophia New of Overland Park were crowned Mr. and Miss 4-H at the July 27 event at Wheatridge Middle School in Gardner. Allyson Ritter of Olathe was runner-up.
The award recognizes 4-H members for their contributions to the organization including leadership and citizenship.
4-H is a youth development organization directed by the United States Department of Agriculture. Kansas State University administers the 4-H program through its Research and Extension network. The network, made up of educators across the state, focuses on sharing research-based information on a variety of issues in Kansas.
Applicants were required to submit a 250-word essay and to give a five-minute presentation in front of a panel of judges.
Hoffman and New will represent the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension 4-H Youth Development at events in Kansas throughout the year.