Mr. and Miss Johnson County 4-H were crowned July 28. Pictured left to right are: Abigail Dawson, first runner up; Zoe Nason, Miss 4-H; Austin Woodward, Mr. 4-H. Photo courtesy of Adele L. Wilcoxen/Johnson  County K-State Extension


Tara Markley
County Extension Agent
Zoe Nason, 16 and Austin Woodard, 15, were crowned Mr. and Miss 4-H at the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension 4-H Fashion Revue held July 28 at Wheatridge Middle School, Gardner.
Zoe is the daughter of Lisa and Todd Nason, Prairie Village. Austin is the son of Denise and Aaron Woodard, Spring Hill.
The Mr. and Miss 4-H award recognizes 4-H members for their contribution to Johnson County 4-H-Youth Development in the areas of leadership, citizenship and participation. Applicants are required to give a five minute public presentation promoting 4-H before a panel of judges, followed by a question and answer period with questions posed by the judges. Submission of a 250-word essay is an additional requirement.
Nason and Woodard were selected based on their overall 4-H participation, leadership, achievements and variety of activities, as well as their personal presentation skills and ability to communicate. They will represent the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension 4-H Youth Development program at various community events throughout the year, including the upcoming Johnson County Fair parade, Aug. 6 in downtown Gardner.