Marion County 4-H Member Dennis Wollin was the high point winner in the senior division at the Illinois 4-H State Poultry Judging Contest held Aug. 7 in Springfield during the Illinois State Fair. Twenty youth from eight Illinois counties participated for the right to advance to the national competition.
Wollin beat out Adam Kloppe of Sangamon County who was 2nd, Connor McCleverty of Will County was 3rd followed by Macy Donoho of Marion County and Lydia Oiker of Kendall County.
In the junior division, Will County 4-H member Liam McCleverty was the winner followed by Chloe Owens of Marion County, Rachel Dickson of Kendall County, Cole Wheeler of Kendall County and then Lorelai Rose of Marion County was 5th.
Marion County also took the team award in the senior division. Will County earned top spot in the junior team contest.