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Larned Juvenile fair entry named grand champion
paw jm LJCF Youth Fair Art

LARNED — Youth residents from the Larned Juvenile Correctional facility recently participated in the local 2013 Pawnee County 4-H Fair.  
Youth were given the opportunity to submit entries in several different areas, including wood burning, Lego kits, and portraits.  
In portraits, a portrait of an Indian chief captured grand champion honors in the open class.  The youth who won grand champion for his portrait earned a $25 prize, which was put into a personal account.  As grand champion, the portrait qualified for entry at the Kansas State Fair.  
Several staff volunteered their time to submit the application, to help mount the portrait, and to deliver the portrait to the Kansas State Fairgrounds.  
Although the entry did not place, it was an exciting opportunity for our youth and staff alike.  Many of the LJCF youth have exceptional artistic talent. The Kansas State Fair was a perfect venue to showcase this talent.
Four entries were submitted for two youth participants.  The two Lego entries placed first in each of their categories, while a wood burning of a tiger captured first place in the open class.  
In the Lego category, the youth chose from several different kits including sports cars and super heroes.  
For wood burning, the youth had creative freedom to depict several different subjects.  For the portraits category, they were required to use either a Kansas or a Fair theme.
All youth contestants were advised of their accomplishments, and they each received their Pawnee County Fair ribbons at an awards assembly at the end of the summer break.