Representing 24 counties, 195 boys and girls exhibited their nutritional knowledge and cooking skills at the Rolling Plains District 4-H Food Show Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Wilbarger Auditorium. Four seniors will advance to the state competition in June 2011.
Each received a special award and ribbon in addition to advancing to the state contest. Second-place senior winners will participate in the state event if the first-place winners can’t take part. Intermediate and junior division winners also received special awards and ribbons but do not compete beyond the district level. Special cash awards, sponsored by Santa Rosa CattleWomen and Wichita Falls Area CattleWomen. were also presented to first- and second-place winners in Main Dish in which beef was an ingredient.
Kaitlyn Lanfear, main dish, participant
Reagan Harvey, fruit and vegetable, 2nd place
Lindsey Pena, bread and cereal, participant
Lauryn Luttrull, nutritious snack, 1st place
Bailey Keating, dessert, participant
Ty Watson, main dish, 1st place
Thaine Laaser, fruit and vegetable, 1st place
Caitlin Pruett, bread and cereal, 1st place
Fallon Sachse, nutritious snack, 1st place
Lyndi Luttrull, dessert, 1st place
Logan Moore, main dish, 1st place, beef award
Jodie Wells, fruit and vegetable, 1st place
Marisol Millan, bread and cereal, 2nd place
Christian Cross, nutritious snack, 2nd place
Each contestant earned first place in Wise County to advance to the day-long competition at the district meet. The dishes were judged by panels of professional home economists and 4-H leaders. Contestants were quizzed on nutritional values, preparation methods and costs of preparation.
This show is one aspect of the year-round foods and nutrition project in 4-H.
It helps youth learn the relationship between science, foods and nutrition and food preparation, as well as food buying, time management, energy use and food storage and safety.