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4-H members compete at Roundup

By | Published Thursday, June 24, 2010

ERWIN RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP - Alicia Erwin accepts a $15,000 scholarship from Houston Livestock Show officials and Dr. Chris Boleman, director of 4-H youth and development. Erwin took the top honors in horse judging at the roundup.

WARD RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP - Jennifer Ward accepts a $15,000 scholarship from Houston Livestock Show officials and Dr. Chris Boleman, director of 4-H youth and development. Ward sang the National Anthem at the roundup.

Wise County is very proud of the success of our 4-H members at Texas 4-H Roundup which was held in College Station last week. The county was well represented with 15 4-H’ers that competed in several different events.

Alicia Erwin from Bridgeport 4-H took top honors in horse judging competition. She was named high individual overall, 2nd high in reasons and 1st in performance.

In the Healthy Lifestyles Invitational competition, Caitlin Pruett, Slidell 4-H; Michaela Cross, Chico 4-H; Logan Moore, Boyd 4-H; and Morgan Barnes, Slidell 4-H placed 2nd as a team. Shelby Vanover, Slidell 4-H, placed 3rd in the Discover Scientific Method, Consumer Product Testing category. In Fabric and Fashion Design, Alex Martinets, Bridgeport 4-H, participated in the Apparel design category.

Jennifer Ward, Alvord 4-H, placed 7th in the vocal category. Jennifer also wowed the crowd when she sang the National Anthem on Thursday night.

In the Educational Presentations division Aubrey Fortenberry, Decatur 4-H, placed 5th in the Open Category. Bailey Morris, Chico 4-H, participated in the Goat and Sheep category.

Wise County also had five 4-H’ers that placed in the State Photography Competition. Hunter Jones, Paradise 4-H, had a tremendous competition as he earned Best of Show in both the ‘Theme’ and ‘Impact’ categories. He also received a blue ribbon in the black and white architectural category. Jordan Ward placed Blue in B&W-Animals, Red in Color-Animals; Red in Color-People; and Red in B&W-Still Life. Daniel Jordan placed Blue in B&W-Landscape; Blue in Color-Plant/Flora; and Blue in All Media-Special/Creative Effects. Amanda Peters placed Blue in B&W-Theme. Jennifer Ward placed Blue in Color-Landscape; Red in B&W-People; Blue in B&W-Plant/Flora; and Red in Color-Still Life.

The week was capped off when two Wise County 4-H’ers received $30,000 in scholarships through the Texas 4-H Foundation. Alicia Erwin and Jennifer Ward were each awarded a $15,000 scholarship by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. This fall Alicia will be attending Texas A&M University to major in Animal Science and Jennifer will be attending West Texas A&M to major in Communications Disorders.

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