FOCUS ON 4-H

District 4-H record book winners named

By Chrissy Daniel | Published Thursday, July 21, 2011

Winners in the Texas AgriLife Extension Service Rolling Plains-3 District 4-H Record Book Judging were selected July 7 at the Wilbarger Memorial Auditorium in Vernon, according to Kelli Lehman, Extension 4-H Specialist for the 24 Rolling Plains counties.

There were 66 junior record books, 78 intermediates and 74 senior record books scored in 39 different subject matter areas. Junior and intermediate records were placed first through fifth. First-place senior records will be submitted for state judging, where they will compete for scholarships and awards.

Below is a list of placing for the participating Wise County youth.

Junior

Ray Edwards – Beef, first place
Michaela Martin – Goat, second place
Clint Demmitt – Goat, third place
Katelyn Lanfear – Photography, first place
Will Jones – Plants and Animals Open, first place
Sadyee Herndon – Plants and Animals Open, second place
Brad Vanover – Poultry, first place
Lauryn Luttrull – Rabbit, first place
Thomas Stuteville – Science and Technology, first place

Intermediate

Remington Swensson – Beef, second place
Michaela Cross – Beef, fourth place
Fallon Sachse – Clothing and Textiles, first place
Anne Marie Wells – Consumer Education, second place
Lyndi Luttrull – Food and Nutrition, first place
Caitlin Pruett – Food and Nutrition, third place
Haylee Barksdale – Gardening and Horticulture, first place
Sequoia Smith – Goat, second place
Morgan Barnes – Nutrition, first place
Emily Egle – Healthy Lifestyles Open, first place
Shelby Simmons – Photography, first place
Mikayla Martinets – Photography, fourth place
Keaton Vawter – Plants and Animals Open, first place
Sarah Jennings – Plants and Animals Open, second place
Shelby Vanover – Poultry, first place
Thaine Laaser – Safety, first place
Clayton Egle – Science and Technology, first place
Katie Jones – Swine, fourth place

Senior

Bailey Morris – Citizenship and Civic Education, second place
Alex Martinets – Clothing and Textiles, third place
Logan Moore – Food and Nutrition, first place
Christian Cross – Goat, second place
Tori Lobdell – Plants and Animals Open, first place
Shawn Herndon – Shooting Sports, first place

Record books are a huge task that involves the 4-Her and their family keeping records of all 4-H activities that they participate in throughout the year. Each youth learns responsibility, organization and record keeping, and the parents appreciate the numerous years of records when it’s time to apply for senior scholarships.

Several seniors from Wise County have brought home $15,000 in scholarships, and it would not have been possible without the record keeping learned with the record book. This year we had an overwhelming number of record books turned in – 53 total! At the district record book judging, Wise County represented almost 20 percent of the books being judged. That is because of the hard work of 4-Hers listed above and the help of their families. Excellent job, Wise County!

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