Stutsman County 4-H holds Consumer Decision Making contest

The contest helps teach consumerism and speaking skills.

2021 CDM Participants
Participants in the Consumer Decision Making contest for Stutsman County 4-H included front, from left, Annabelle Rittenbach, Elizabeth Rittenbach, Elizabeth Rittenbach, Annabelle Rittenbach, Emmi Odenbach, Chloe Smith, Cheyana Smith and Rylee Kramlich; and back, from left, Jonah Dick, Lance Kjellberg, Allison Roorda, Josie Walton, Robert Walton and Nate Kjellberg. Christina Rittenbach / Special to The Sun

Stutsman County 4-H held its Consumer Decision Making (CDM) contest on June 1 at the Extension office. Thirteen 4-H'ers competed in this event. CDM is a judging contest where the youth decide which item best matches the criteria they are given. Then they give reasons to a judge and work in a team of four to present a solution to a situation using consumer skills. This contest helps teach consumerism and speaking skills.

Grand and reserve individual high point awards were given in each of the three age groups, and team awards were also given. The grand in the beginner division, ages 8 and 9, was Elizabeth Rittenbach and the reserve was Emmi Odenbach. There was only one in the junior division, ages 10-13, and Chloe Smith was awarded grand. The senior division, ages 14-18, had nine judges. Grand was Evyn Dick and reserve was Lance Kjellberg. The grand beginner team was Emmi Odenbach, Annabelle Rittenbach and Elizabeth Rittenbach. The grand senior team was Evyn Dick, Jonah Dick, Lance Kjellberg and Nate Kjellberg. The reserve senior team was Rylee Kramlich, Allison Roorda, Josie Walton and Robert Walton.

All of the entrants are eligible to compete at the state contest that will be held at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot on July 27. For more information on the 4-H contests or on 4-H, contact Robin at the NDSU Extension Stutsman County office at 252-9030.

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