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Several s'mores cupcakes arranged in a baking tin.

Grant County 4-H’er Masters Hobby, Launches New Cupcake Business

December 02, 2021

Baking and binge-watching baking shows has always been a hobby for Hope Karels. It wasn’t until two years ago that the Grant County 4-H’er felt the urge to perfect her cupcake confectionary skills.

4-H member Olivia Miller discussing her mental health presentation with South Dakota 4-H Program Director Tim Tanner.

South Dakota 4-H’ers Step Up to End Mental Health Stigma

November 12, 2021

Hailey Stuck, Allison Fischer and Olivia Miller have certainly done their part in raising mental health awareness across the state over the last year, as each received a purple ribbon for their Mastery Showcase exhibits at the 2021 State Fair.

Rose Eitemiller holding a blue ribbon. She is standing next her horse in an arena.

Life Lessons Gained in 4-H

Rose Eitemiller started 4-H as a Cloverbud in Charles Mix County and has continued through her high school career. Along the way, she has learned lessons that she will take with her throughout life.

Patrick Kralicek posing with a harnessed black Angus cow.

Kralicek Learns Self-Discipline Through 4-H

Patrick Kralicek has been a member of South Dakota 4-H for six years and has learned many new skills, including self-discipline.

Frank Huber riding a tan horse in a corral.

Frank Huber’s 4-H Member Career Comes to Conclusion

Bennett County 4-H member, Frank Huber, began 4-H when he was a Cloverbud and is now an eighteen-year-old who will be finishing his 4-H career this year. He will leave the program with some well-developed skills, such as leadership and bill writing.

Carter Effling holding a goat over his shoulders at a 4-H event.

Carter Effling’s 4-H Journey

Marshall County 4-H member Carter Effling has been involved in many aspects of 4-H over the past eight years. He is a great example of a 4-Her who works hard and helps others so they can grow and learn.

Ryan Sell and several other kids collecting warm clothes for donation.

Community Service is the Name of the Game for 4-H’er Ryan Sell

For Ryan Sell, a senior 4-H member out of Tripp County, the name of the game is community service. Sell is an active participant in both 4-H service projects as well as helping other organizations.

Left: Maggie DeMers showing a dress on stage. Right: Maggie with a harnessed cow at a 4-H event.

Perseverance: An Important Skill Learned in 4-H

Maggie DeMers is a member of the Clovervale 4-H Club in Tripp County, S.D. Through 4-H, she has influenced many people with her passion, learned skills and shared experiences.

Fayth Martin posing with her many 4-H awards.

Martin Learns Patience From 4-H Experiences

Fayth Martin, a six-year South Dakota 4-H member in Haakon County, loves helping kids learn, whether it is through presentations or helping them complete projects.

Ellie Wagner posing next to a cow at the Yankton County Fair.

Yankton Teen Gains Livestock Experience Through 4-H

4-H has allowed Ellie Wagner of Yankton, S.D. to explore different aspects of life that she normally wouldn't. Even though she lives in town, her club leader helped her become involved with showing livestock.