Creative Kids Exhibit at Spring Fair in Puyallup Announces Grand Champions

PUYALLUP, WA – April 22, 2013 – Creative kids abound at the Spring Fair in Puyallup this year. The proof? The annual Creative Kids Exhibit, which was held throughout the Spring Fair, April 18-21, 2013 in Puyallup. The entries were on display throughout the Spring Fair.
 
A total of 1,058 entries were received for the two age categories: 6-10 years and 11-15 years. The contest was broken into the following categories: art, baking, baking/yeast bread, creative writing, Egg Drop Contest, Fastest Fingers Knitting Contest, paper crafts and scrapbooking, photography, Seattle Fudge Candy Contest, Style-A-Shoe, textiles, and an egg drop contest.
 
The Seattle Fudge Parent-Child Candy Contest was held again this year, as well as the Washington Association of Wheat Growers award presented to the most outstanding wheat exhibits in the yeast bread category.
 
Local specialists in the specific categories were judges, and they awarded ribbons to the winners. The champions include:
 
ART - GRAND CHAMPIONS
AGE    6 – 10 Abigail Phillipps (10) Tacoma, WA
AGE    11 – 15 Nathan Conley (14) Puyallup, WA
 

BAKING - GRAND CHAMPIONS
AGE    6 – 10 Michael Parkerson (7) Bonney Lake, WA
AGE    11 – 15 Gabriella Blanford (14) Puyallup, WA


BAKING / YEAST BREAD - WASHINGTON WHEAT GROWERS AWARDS
AGE    6 – 10 1st place John Tooley (7) Tacoma, WA
AGE    11 – 15 2nd place Molly Hope (7) Edgewood, WA
AGE    6 – 10 1st place Tyler Jansen (15) Puyallup, WA
AGE    11 – 15 2nd place Michelle E. Larsen (14) Bonney Lake, WA
 
CREATIVE WRITING - GRAND CHAMPIONS
AGE    6 – 10 Abigail Nesbitt (8) Fife, WA
AGE    11 – 15 Katelyn Cooper (13) Auburn, WA
 

EGG DROP CONTEST - GRAND CHAMPIONS
AGE    6 – 10 1st place Matthew Juchenis (6) Auburn, WA
  2nd place Kayleigh McIntyre (7) Auburn, WA
  3rd place Mark Epstein (8) Tacoma, WA
AGE    11 – 15 1st place Ava Schuler (12) Fircrest, WA
  2nd place Abi Wanager (12) Tacoma, WA
            3rd place Mary Elworth (15) Newcastle, WA

  
FASTEST FINGERS KNITTING CONTEST
AGE    6 – 10 1st place Jayna Andersen (10) Tacoma, WA
 

PAPER CRAFTS & SCRAPBOOKING GRAND CHAMPIONS
AGE    6 – 10 Molly Klein (8) Puyallup, WA
AGE    11 – 15 Matthew Klein (11) Puyallup, WA
 

PHOTOGRAPHY - GRAND CHAMPIONS
AGE    6 – 10 Ella Boers (10) Tacoma, WA
AGE    11 – 15 Alyssa Gries (13) Puyallup, WA
 

SEATTLE FUDGE PARENT-CHILD CANDY CONTEST CHAMPIONS
AGE    6 – 10 1st place Michael Parkerson (7) Bonney Lake, WA
  2nd place Lily Blacknell (6) Tacoma, WA
  3rd place Matthew Juchens (6) Auburn, WA
AGE    11 – 15 1st place Evan Weeks (11) Puyallup, WA
  2nd place Daley Schinnell (11) Graham, WA
            3rd place Paige Weeks (13) Puyallup, WA


STYLE-A-SHOE CHAMPIONS
AGE    6 – 10 1st place Lillian Terwilleger (9) Puyallup, WA
  2nd place Stephanie G. Larsen (8) Fife, WA
  3rd place Abigail Hughes (10) University Place, WA
AGE    11 – 15 1st place Daley Schinnell (11) Graham, WA
  2nd place Nina Fowler (11) Puyallup, WA
            3rd place Lauren Gray (12) Tacoma, WA


TEXTILES - GRAND CHAMPIONS
AGE    6 – 10 Alyssa Twogood (10) Spanaway, WA
AGE    11 – 15 Caprille Lewis (15) Bellevue, WA
 
The Spring Fair started in 1900, and is part of the Washington State Fair. The Washington State Fair is the largest fair in the state, and hosts the state fairs for both 4-H and FFA. For further information about the Sept. 6-22, 2013 Washington State Fair, visit www.thefair.com, or text “FAIR” to 87767.                   
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