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Lombard, Villa Park 4-H members honored at state fair

Published: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 12:41 p.m. CST

LOMBARD – Local students and 4-H Club members received awards in various categories during the Illinois State Fair junior exhibit judging Aug. 12 in Springfield.

Students from around the state received awards in general project categories and the Award of Excellence, which recognized students who completed specific projects that earned them a trip downstate.

Rachel Bonarek of Lombard won an award for Public Presentation, Oral Interpretation, and Victoria Phillips of Villa Park won an award for Citizenship III.

4-H is a nationwide organization for youths that offers courses and programs focused on leadership, citizenship and life skills.

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