Lauren Hansen was one of 130 Iowa youth from 68 counties who participated in the 2017 Awardrobe Clothing Event on Aug. 10 at the Youth Inn at the Iowa State Fair.

Hansen, a junior at Roland-Story, received special recognition for ranking in the top 3 percent of the Awardrobe Clothing Event.

She also received the the $500 scholarship to Iowa State University’s Apparel, Merchandising and Design program.

The Awardrobe Clothing Event is an Iowa State Fair 4-H event that provides youth participants with opportunities to showcase their apparel design and production knowledge, as well as creativity skills. As a part of the showcasing experience, youth complete a comprehensive report and participate in conference judging.

The event concludes with a runway show for all participants. Participants in the Awardrobe Clothing Event are evaluated on their oral and written communication skills, project goals, choice of clothing, knowledge of the garment as well as their poise and confidence displayed while modeling their outfits, said Bonnie Dalager, Iowa State University program specialist.