January 30, 2004
Jan. 30, 2004 -- Laura Kusek of Albion, Neb., and Kassandra Laber of Delmont, S.D., took top honors at the 2004 Make It Yourself With Wool National Finals & Award Program held Jan. 24, 2004, in Sacramento, Calif. The event was held in conjunction with the 2004 Convention of the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) and National Lamb Feeders Association.
Fifteen-year-old Andrea Beale of Waukesha, Wisc., and 22-year-old Amanda Brown of Easton, Md., won First Runner-Up Junior Division and First Runner-Up Senior Division, respectively. The junior division was open to youth ages 13 to 16 and the senior division encompassed participants from 17 to 24 years of age.
Katrina Humphrey of Seattle, Wash., was named the 2004 Adult Winner. Adrianne Gammie of Cincinnati, Ohio, won the National MIYWW Fashion/Apparel Design Award.
Fifty-two junior and senior finalists from 28 states modeled their creations at the national competition. A total of 1,149 contestants nationwide entered the competition at the state level and utilized an estimated 3,200 yards of wool fabric and yarn.
Marie Lehfeldt of Lavina, Mont., coordinated the event for the ninth consecutive year.
The complete press release can be found at: sheepusa.org