XENIA — Camryn Joseph, 17, was awarded the Annie Stewart Memorial Outstanding Camelid Exhibitor award Aug. 5 at the Camelid Showmanship at the Greene County Fair.
The award is presented to an exhibitor who shows outstanding involvement in the upkeep of camelid creatures and an eagerness to educate others on the camelid program offered by Greene County’s 4-H Club. It was created in memory of Annie Stewart, who spearheaded the local Camelid program.
Junior exhibitors at the Camelid program included Elizabeth Van Cleve, 11; Jordan Van Cleve, 13; Kierra Schroeder, 11; and Makaya Simons, 14. Senior exhibitors included Alexis Estis, 17; Sydney Stumbo, 15; Destinee Marsh, 15; as well as Joseph.
Each exhibitor, along with his or her alpacas and llamas, participated in three classes: showmanship, an obstacle course, and public relations. Joseph partnered with Calvin the llama during the event.
Rhonda Davis, owner of Inca Moon Llama farm in Coshocton County, judged each class.
Junior showmanship winners included the following: Elizabeth Van Cleve, first place; Jordan Van Cleve, second place; Schroeder, third place; and Simons, fourth place. Junior obstacle course winners included the following: Schroeder, first place; Jordan Van Cleve, second place; Simons, third place; and Elizabeth Van Cleve, fourth place. Public relations resulted in a first place win for Elizabeth Van Cleve, a second place win for Schroeder, a third place win for Simons, and a fourth place win for Jordan Van Cleve.
Senior showmanship winners included the following: Joseph, first place; Stumbo, second place; Estes, third place; and Marsh, fourth place. Estes took home a first place ribbon for the obstacle course; second place went to Stumbo, third to Jospeh, and fourth to Marsh. Public relations resulted in two special wins for Marsh: first place and the Most Improved award. Second place went to both Joseph and Stumbo, and third place went to Estes.
Jordan Van Cleve and Joseph won first place in the program’s Skillathon, which is a knowledge-based competition that occurs before the fair. Second place was awarded to both Elizabeth Van Cleve and Estes. Third place went to Simons and Stumbo. Fourth place was awarded to Schroeder and Marsh.
Sydney Dawes is an intern for Greene County News.