Davi Murphy is shown here modeling her award winning purple wool jacket.
KOOSKIA — The Idaho Wool Growers Association sponsors the Idaho 4-H Wool Contest each year. Idaho County 4-H member, Davi Murphy, entered the 2013 contest. She has been selected as the District I first-place winner and the State 1st place entry and in the basic division of the Idaho 4-H Wool Contest. The Idaho Wool Growers Association awarded Murphy $25 for being selected as the district winner and $100 for being selected as the state winner.
Murphy is a seven-year Idaho County 4-H member and is a member of the Kamiah/Woodland 4-H Club. She is the daughter of Pat and Elayne Murphy of Kooskia. She attends Kamiah Middle School and is in the eighth grade.
The Promotion Division of the Idaho Wool Growers Association offers awards to Idaho 4-H members who make garments from wool fabric or yarn at the basic and advanced levels. Contestants will participate in judging at the county level on construction and fit (style revue or interview) and at the state level on construction and their Wool Contest Portfolio.
A 4-H member in the basic level must be 8 to 16 years of age on Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year they will compete in and must be enrolled in a 4-H Project where they construct or make a garment for themselves or someone else using a minimum 60 percent wool blend fabric or yarn with basic construction techniques.