The Weld County Fair would like to congratulate Deeona Johnston on being a 2018 Shining Star. The 4-H Club has always been a part of Johnston’s life. As a 4-H Cloverbud in Grover, she participated in as many things as she could. She showed sheep, swine, cattle, rabbits and goats during her 10 year 4-H career. Indoor projects were also important to Johnston, as she exhibited ceramics, clothing, foods, crocheting, quilting and photography.
Johnston is finishing up her master’s degree at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, hoping to become a dietician, but her love for the Weld County Fair will always remain close to her heart.
“My time at the fair has prepared me in so many ways, from learning how to keep good records, setting goals for myself, and being confident in presenting and speaking,” she said. “I learned early when competing in goat showmanship to never give up.”
We wish her the best in life – and we believe she will do great things – just as she once did in 4-H.