PENDLETON - Emily Holden, a 15-year-old junior from Milton-Freewater, received the coveted Alice Bowman award at Tuesday evening's 4-H Style Show.
Her name will be engraved on the traveling trophy and on a silver tray she received along with the award. Winners of the prestigious award must be well-rounded 4-H participants, since they are judged on a personal interview, leadership, community service, knowledge and their actions as a role model.
Holden, the daughter of Janice and David Holden, has two older brothers, Adam and Dusty, who showed pigs when they were in 4-H. She has been in 4-H since the fourth grade when she, too, showed market hogs. Her 4-H projects have also included food and sewing.
She also is a 4-H ambassador and is looking forward to public relations duties at the Oregon State Fair. The ambassadors provide tours and information to visitors at the fair and may be asked to speak to groups as part of grant applications for the 4-H program.
Holden's sewing projects this year include a gray suit with a pink shell in clothing construction and a lime green polka dot skirt with beading as her fun project for the creativity class.
Other models who won at the 4-H Style Show included:
Co-champions Melissa Booher and Alexis Pursel in the adventure class.
Daniel Winn, champion in the novice creativity class.
In the junior creativity class, champion Aaron Boettcher and co-reserve champions Jennifer Pace and Mary Herbes.
In the novice clothing class, Alyson Ambler garnered the championship and Daniel Winn and Chayanne Hack tied for reserve champion honors.
Junior clothing champions are Taleah Barnard and MacKenzie Cody. Co-reserve champions are Aaron Boettcher and Laina Fairchild.
Intermediate knitting champion is Samantha Calley and reserve champion is Kortney Sweek.
Marie Pedro captured the champion honors in intermediate creativity and Nancy Platt took the reserve champion spot.
In the intermediate clothing class, Pedro won the wool award and was named co-champion with Caitlin Millar. Reserve champions are Alison Hawman and Ellie Murray. State fair alternates in the division are Kaitliin Cody, Kenna Warner, Emily Wagner and Nancy Platt.
Kari Boettcher was champion for senior creativity and Ruby Mitchell was reserve champion.
Senior clothing champion is Lindsey Crogan who also won the wool award. Reserve champion is Emily Holden. State fair alternates in the senior division are Kelsey Hanson, Colleen Nichols and Lindsey Timmons.