For one Mason County 4-H member, the hard work has certainly paid off. Madison Crank, of Henderson, recently won the first place gold ribbon at the State 4-H Days.
During the event, which was held at West Virginia University in Morgantown, Crank earned honors in the Senior Individual Division of the Large Animal 4-H Visual Presentation Contest. Her award winning demonstration was entitled “Economics of Showing and Selling Steers.” Prior to receiving the award, Crank was required to present her project to a panel of judges.
According to a news release, nearly 200 students presented projects during 4-H Days, which is sponsored each year through the WVU Extension Service. During the event, students competed in several categories as well.
Crank is the daughter of Bill and Amy Crank. She also recently won third runner-up in the Mason County Fair Queen Pageant.
Through WVU Extension county offices, WVU sponsors 4-H Youth Development clubs and educational activities in each of the state’s 55 counties, including Mason.