Ringenberg, Olson, Stewart & Olson State Wool Contest Division Winners

Ringenberg, Olson, Stewart & Olson State Wool Contest Division Winners
Dawson County’s participants in the 2018 State Make It With Wool Contest were (front row, left to right) Malinda Lo, Daniela Solis, Delilah Solis, Jocelyn Cabellos, Greta Rickertsen, Nevaeh Sauer, Leah Sauer, Jaden Hunke, Sophia Burns, (back row, left to right) Sarah Treffer, Karla Herrarte, Benjamin Soria, Abbie Owens, Saidi Ringenberg, Ariel Rhea, Amaya Stewart, Greg Treffer, Sydni Ringenberg, Camille Anderson, Abby Allen, and Arlene Soria. The contest was November 17 at the Dawson County Extension Office conducted by Andrea Nisley, State MIWW Director. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Nisley)

Saidi Ringenberg of Lexington, in the Junior Division, and Abigail Olson of Sargent, in the Senior Division will be Nebraska’s delegates to the National Finals of the Make It With Wool contest. They were chosen November 17 by judges at the state contest conducted by Make It With Wool Director Andrea Nisley of Lexington. Contestants attended the state contest in Lexington at the Dawson County Extension Office.

The national contest is scheduled for January 24-26, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Second place in the Junior Division was Benjamin Soria of Kearney, who received an Elna sewing machine. Other contestants earning honors was third place winner Sarah Treffer, Cozad; and fourth place winner Greg Treffer, Cozad; fifth place winner Malinda Lo, Lexington; and sixth place winner Abbie Owens, Lexington.

2018 State Make It With Wool Contest Winners: (left to right) Katie Olson of Sargent, Preteen Division; Saidi Ringenberg of Lexington, Junior Division; Abigail Olson of Sargent, Senior Division and Judy Stewart of Alliance. Saidi Ringenberg and Abigail Olson (Photo courtesy of Andrea Nisley)

Other junior participants were Aretta Brennemann, Curtis; AnnaLiese Reha, Hampton; Ariel Rhea, Lexington; Amaya Stewart, Lexington; Allie Thallman, Blue Hill; and Addison Zook, David City.

Second place in the Senior Division was Arlene Soria of Kearney who received a Bernina sewing machine; third place was Alyssa Smith, Hastings and fourth place was Camille Anderson, Lexington.

In the Preteen Division, the first place winner was Katie Olson of Sargent who received a sewing basket with sewing notions. Second place winner was Karla Herrarte, Lexington; third place, Abby Allen, Lexington; fourth place, Daniela Solis, Lexington; fifth place, Sydni Ringenberg, Lexington; sixth place, Emma Olson, Sargent; seventh place, Savannah Griess, Arcadia; and eighth place, Jocelyn Cabellos, Omaha.

Other preteen contestants were Sophia Burns, Cozad; Jaden Hunke, Lexington; Charlize Meyer, Arcadia; Vanessa Peterson, Lincoln; Greta Rickertsen, Lexington; Leah Sauer, Lexington; Nevaeh Sauer, Lexington; and Delilah Solis, Lexington.

In the Adult Division, the first place winner was Judy Stewart, Alliance. Second place winner was Kelsey Patton, Stromsburg.