Sierra Bachman from the New Creations 4-H Club represented Brown County well with her numerous top awards at the Ohio State Fair from her horse, rabbit, dog, veterinary science and leadership projects.
At the State Horse Show, she placed fourth in Training One Test and sixth in Intro C Test as well as fifth in the Senior Horse Poster Contest.
She won three first place Clock Trophies for her Pet Rabbit, PetPALS, and Camp Counseling projects. The Clock Trophy is the highest award for project work at the state level. Also, she placed first in Pet Rabbit Showmanship and earned Outstanding of the Day for her Veterinary Science II project on the science of essential oils in animals.
At the State Dog Show, she obtained her first Canine Championship Title by earning 3rd in Senior Showmanship, fourth in You and Your Dog, eighth in Rally, and eleventh in Dog Poster.
Earlier this year, Sierra was the winner of the 4-H State Achievement Award in Veterinary Science. She was second Alternate in Horses and Environmental Science. She has been a 4-H State Ambassador, is now on the 4-H State Advisory Council, and will start her term on the 4-H State Horse Advisory Committee this fall.
“4-H is an awesome opportunity for youth development. I encourage all youth and their parents to investigate the wide range of 4-H projects and activities at the club, county, and state level,” Sierra said.
Next year, she wants to expand the New Creations 4-H Club and her 4-H PetPALS group to provide even more animal-assisted activities for community members throughout Brown County.
If you are interested in small animal projects (cat, dog, rabbit, pocket pets, etc) or the PetPALS project, please contact Sierra at (937) 444-4385.