From l to r: Abby Sanders, Farm Credit of Western Arkansas Communications Specialist, Kassidy Beasley, Freya Dowell, Cora Townsend, Dr. Angie Freel, Associate Department Head – Arkansas 4-H
Kassidy Beasley, Freya Dowell, and Cora Townsend receiving award for 1st place – Interior Design

Press Release

Three senior Hempstead County 4-Hers recently competed at the Arkansas 4-H State O-Rama held at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville campus on July 26-29. Those attending were Kassidy Beasley, Freya Dowell, and Cora Townsend. All three competed as a team and won 1st place in the Interior Design competition. Freya Dowell also competed individually in the Photography competition and was awarded 2nd place.

“I am extremely proud of these bright, talented young ladies who worked hard to prepare for their competitions,” said Betty Wingfield, Hempstead County 4-H Extension Agent, who also attended State 4-H O-Rama as advisor.

Each year contests (O-Ramas) are held at the county, district, and state level in approximately 40 competitive events. Most contests require individuals to qualify at district level to compete at the state level and some contests are state-only contests. During State 4-H O-Rama, 4-H members and adults participate in educational workshops and tours offered throughout the event plus fun recreational activities. 

To learn more about 4-H, contact the Hempstead County Extension office at (870) 777-5771 or email Betty Wingfield at [email protected].

“The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.” 

Freya Dowell, 2nd place – Photography

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