Jeremiah Calloway of Uniontown earned grand champion market swine and Nathan Shaheen of Gibbon Glade was named grand champion market steer in 4-H competition at the Fayette County Fair.
Amerrah Hennessey of Dickerson Run took reserve grand champion market swine while Emilyn Shearer of Connellsville had reserve grand champion market steer.
“It’s awesome,’’ Calloway, 17, son of Jeff and Marilyn Calloway, said of the win. “It was a lot of work and time dedicated to it.’’
An Albert Gallatin High School senior, Calloway won his title with a division III champion swine. For judging, animals are split into divisions by weight.
This is Calloway's second year in 4-H and he said of the organization, “I like the people and that it teaches you responsibility.’’
Shaheen, son of Bill and Becky Shaheen, won with the champion heavyweight steer that was his first in competition.
“It was a lot of hard work and it finally paid off,’’ said Shaheen, a 2019 Uniontown Area High School grad and WVU freshman.
Shaheen said of the competition: “This was tough. Coming into the class, I knew the steer behind me was the one I had to beat.’’
A daughter of Mike and Savannah Hennessey and fifth grade student at Dunbar Township Elementary, Hennessey, 10, said she felt “good’’ about the win.
In her second year of 4-H, Hennessey won with a division II champion.
“I want to say it’s because of her experienced help, lots of work and determination,’’ said her mother.
Other swine results: Rebecca Dice, champion division I; Hayden Keefer, reserve champion division I; Elijah Brown, reserve grand champion division II; Brant Rice, reserve champion division III.
Shearer, 11, daughter of John and Joni Shearer, is a sixth grade student at Connellsville Area Middle School.
“It feels good,’’ said Shearer, a third-year 4-Her who won with the reserve champion heavyweight steer.
Other steer results: Jason Swaney, champion lightweight; Brittney Bryson, reserve champion lightweight; Victoria Craig, champion middle middleweight; Kenzie Schroyer, reserve champion middleweight.
Youths are now preparing their market animals for the 4-H livestock auction, set for 5 p.m. Aug. 2. in the Indoor Arena.
Linda Rooker, of Smock, fair board secretary, said, “The 4-H livestock youths appreciate all the businesses and individuals who come out to support the auction.’’
In poultry results: Steve Stanish, champion large fowl, champion pigeon; Hunter Yobst, reserve champion large fowl; Jay Yobst, champion and reserve champion turkey, champion and reserve champion duck, champion and reserve champion goose, champion and reserve champion bantam; Kim Yobst, reserve champion pigeon; Joe Lint, champion rabbit; Paul Miller, of Connellsville, reserve champion rabbit.
Youth: Abilene Kelly, champion large fowl; Kathy Bash, reserve champion large fowl; Jackson Stanish, champion bantam; Bennett Schroyer, reserve champion bantam and reserve champion pigeon; Emilyn Shearer, champion duck, champion and reserve champion goose; Kenzie Schroyer, reserve champion duck, reserve meat pen rabbit, champion meat pen chicken; Addilyn Shearer, champion and reserve champion rabbit, reserve champion guinea; Sophia Schroyer, champion pigeon, champion guinea; Aubrey Morosko, champion meat pen rabbit; Jayson Kelly, reserve champion meat pen chicken.
In dairy cattle, Carter and Clinton Allen of Allen Hill Dairy in Franklin Township won senior supreme champion with a Red-and-White Holstein. Olivia Love, of Scottdale, a 4-H youth, took junior supreme champion with a Brown Swiss fall calf.
Senior champions by breed: Trisha Poorbaugh, Holstein; Lane Vance, Jersey; Katie Wright, Ayrshire; Anthony Spadoro, Brown Swiss; Madison Davis, Guernsey; Caden Miller, Milking Short Horn.
Junior champions by breed: Bradley Hoffman, Holstein; Katie Wright, Jersey; Ian Walker, Ayshire; Lee/Clair Baker, Guernsey; Silas McCoy, Red and White; Brooke Vance, Milking Short Horn.