Clinton County 4-H member wins T-shirt design contest


By Gary Huffenberger - ghuffenberger@wnewsj.com



East Clinton eighth-grader Kayleigh Vance holds a framed display of her winning T-shirt design.

East Clinton eighth-grader Kayleigh Vance holds a framed display of her winning T-shirt design.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

WILMINGTON — East Clinton Middle School student Kayleigh Vance’s design was the winning entry in a T-shirt contest involving a youth fair exhibitor theme, and now her design will be on T-shirts worn by many Junior Fair participants in several Ohio counties, including Clinton.

“It’s cool,” Kayleigh said when asked how she felt about seeing others wearing the green T-shirts.

She said she’s interested in visual arts, but her winning design may never have happened if her mother had not brought up the possibility of taking part in the contest.

“I was bored one morning and my mom asked me if I would be interested, and I say ‘yea’,” recounted Kayleigh who will enter eighth grade when school starts this fall.

At the center of the design are the 4-H clover symbol and the FFA emblem, both of which are within a state of Ohio image. Ohio’s borders are surrounded by figures representing projects exhibited in the county fair, including various livestock.

Six maxims are displayed: Dream it; Do it; Show it; Earn it; Live it; and Win it.

Apart from her T-shirt design accomplishment prior to the start of the fair, she has a couple fair projects this summer — a meat rabbit and a market lamb.

Kayleigh belongs to the New Antioch Hustlers 4-H Club.

She was publicly recognized at the Clinton County Fair’s opening ceremonies on Saturday morning.

East Clinton eighth-grader Kayleigh Vance holds a framed display of her winning T-shirt design.
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By Gary Huffenberger

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