Maupin is 2008 Show Honoree
October 3, 2008
Chris Maupin of Hulett, WY is the 2008 Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show Honoree. Maupin has a long time affiliation with the Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show, first as a 4-H member, as an Extension Educator and finally as a judge and show volunteer.
A native of Lawrence County, SD, she is the second child of Julia and the late Alan Kinghorn of St. Onge, SD. Growing up with six siblings and numerous cousins and friends, childhood adventures were always easy to find. As a 10 year member of the Clover Clippers 4-H Club, her favorite projects were home improvement, clothing, arts and crafts, child development, and developing her leadership skills.
After graduating from Spearfish High School, she attended South Dakota State University (SDSU) and spent her summers working in the Lawrence and Meade County Extension offices and working at the South Dakota State Fair.
In 1972, she graduated from SDSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics Education and became the Extension Home Economist for Fall River and Custer counties in South Dakota. After her marriage in 1974, she lived on a ranch in northeastern Wyoming and currently lives in Hulett, WY. She has two sons, Tom, a Science and Physical Education teacher in South Dakota and Charles, a student at the South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City.
She has judged 4-H and open class exhibits at county fairs in three states for the last 40 years and has served for 20 years as co-chairman of the Alzada Cowboy Poetry, Music and Art Show each October in Alzada, MT. She owns Memory Ornaments, a home based business where she makes Christmas ornaments from wedding and anniversary napkins.
Maupin has worked at the Hulett Schools for 13 years and currently is a Para-professional in the high school Special Education department. During the summers, she has taught summer school and worked at the Devils Tower Golf Course and for the Devils Tower Natural History Association bookstore. Her hobbies include genealogy, quilting, needlework of all kinds and teaching those subjects to youngsters and adults as well as attending youth sports activities.
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She is a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Hulett where she serves as a lector and on the church finance committee. She also enjoys being a member of the Society of Black Hills Pioneers which is for family members of pioneers who were in the Black Hills area before 1880.
She feels the Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show is about life-long learning and enduring friendships, all of which she has experienced by participating in, judging at and volunteering with the show since its beginnings.
The Western Family and Consumer Science Show will be held on Oct. 10-11, 2008 at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City. For more information and registration details contact your local county Extension Office.