Sixteen Jim Wells County 4-H students competed in the District 12 Fashion Show in Falfurrias last Saturday with five students being selected as top winners and two in the senior division named as first runners-up.
In the 4-H fashion show, only the top winners in the senior division advance to the state competition.
The fashion show is broken into two major categories, with students either constructing their clothes from scratch or buying the clothes.
The two categories are further broken down into four more divisions depending on the type of outfit it is: casual, dressy, formal and specialty.
In the fashion show, students show the judges their clothing, explaining the techniques used. The judges also ask the students questions to see if they understand what went into making the outfit or what makes the outfit appropriate.
Showmanship, cleanliness and accessories are also factored into the judging.
The fashion show also has a storyboard category for original designs, in which students show off their creations as well as illustrate how they solved this year's design brief, which asked for them to create a look inspired by nature's four elements - fire, water, earth or wind.
District 12 4-H Fashion Show Results
Katie Buegeler - Buying (Formal), Blue Ribbon
Kendall Karasek - Buying (Specialty), Blue Ribbon and Top Winner
Kyleigh Carr - Construction (Casual), Blue Ribbon and Top Winner
Elise Hesseltine - Storyboard (Wearable), Blue Ribbon
Kyleigh Carr - Storyboard (Nonwearable), Blue Ribbon and Top Winner
David Gebert - Buying (Specialty), Blue Ribbon and Top Winner
Anna Baldeschwiler - Buying (Dressy), Blue Ribbon
Erin Gallagher - Buying (Formal), Blue Ribbon
Sara Ruiz - Storyboard (Wearable), Blue Ribbon and Top Winner
Cody White - Buying (Dressy), Blue Ribbon and 1st Runner Up
Kristopher Gebert - Buying (Casual), Red Ribbon
Sarah Thieme - Construction (Formal), Red Ribbon
Laura Thieme - Construction (Specialty), Blue Ribbon and 1st Runner Up
Kristina Brumley - Construction (Dressy), Red Ribbon
Sarah Thieme - Storyboard (Wearable), Blue Ribbon