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Sidney H.S. student wins national 4-H award

Carlson collects portion of $5K prize for ag video


Provided by National 4-H Council

Kristin Shiff, left, presents Sidney High student Rebekah Carlson with a check for $2,500 for her portion of the prize for the winning entry in the 4-H Innovators Experience video challenge.

Rebekah Carlson, a Sidney High School senior and 4-H junior leader, won a share of a $5,000 cash prize for her video entry in the 2014 4-H Ag Innovators Experience "Fish Farm Challenge."

"It was actually mind blowing when I found out I won because it was the first video I've ever made," Carlson said. "I didn't realize how many people actually entered until afterward."

More than 8,000 youth in urban, suburban and rural areas across select states in the midwest participated in the video contest. Carlson won in the rural category, beating out 51 other participants.

"It's great to see young pe...

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