Wise County had a tremendous week in College Station for the 2011 Texas 4-H State Roundup. There were 22 youth participating in 13 different contests – 16 of those being qualifying seniors who competed at the district level earlier this year.
Starting on Wednesday morning, Alex Martinets competed in the Fashion Show with her Construction Dressy entry. Alex and her beautiful blue dress came in fifth place.
The Wise County Food Challenge team consisting of Christian Cross, Logan Moore, Jodie Wells, Bailey Morris and Sheryl Jennings took first in the Fruit and Vegetable category in the prelims. A few hours later they competed in the final Food Challenge, and their hard work paid off as they took first place and walked the stage that night.
The Mohair Judging Team consisting of Blake Arrington, Lacey Erwin and Dalton Meadows took sixth place overall. The Livestock Judging Team consisting of Cody Kimbro, Chelsea Holder and Kendall Vawter also competed on Wednesday.
Thursday morning came with another round of judging contests. The Invitational Senior Livestock Judging Team consisting of Blake Arrington, Lacey Erwin and Dalton Meadows took ninth place. Blake was the fourth high individual, and Dalton was 11th high individual.
In the Educational Presentation competition, Aubrey Fortenberry placed third in the Open category, and Christian Cross placed 15th in the Natural Resources category.
In the Share the Fun competition, Catherine Gallant placed seventh in the Musical category. Marisol Millan placed eighth in the Poetry/Prose category with her rendition of the “Frog Prince.” The Celebrate 4-H team consisting of Bailey Morris, Hailee Foster and Kendal Vawter placed ninth overall.
Food Show participants represented Wise County well as Logan Moore took second place in Main Dish, and Jodie Wells took eighth place in Fruits and Vegetable category.
Intermediates competed this year in the Healthy Lifestyles competition. Caitlin Pruett, Anne Marie Wells, Makayla Fitzgerald and Morgan Barnes came in third place overall. Caitlin was fourth high point, Anne Marie was 10th high point, Morgan was 11th high point and Makayla was 16th high point individual.
Discover Scientific Method: Science, Engineering, and Technology poster contest also had intermediate 4-Her’s competing. Shelby Vanover took first with his poster on Consumer Product Testing, and Micheala Cross took second with her Biology poster.
Photography had several entries this year. Jordan Ward received Best of Show with her Night Photography picture. Receiving blue ribbons were: Logan Enis – Plant/Flora, Reagan Hurd – Marine/Aquatics, Hunter Jones – Elements of Design, Hunter Jones – Digital Darkroom, Hunter Jones – Animals/Domestic, Tori Lobdell – Details & Macros, Alex Martinets – Nature/Landscape, Alex Martinets – Food, Logan Moore – Catch All and Jordan Ward – Night Photography. Receiving red ribbons were: Christian Cross – Animals/Wildlife, Tiffany Deaderick – People, Daniel Jordan – Dominant Color and Logan Moore – Theme.
Wise County tied for first with the most participants in the Fun Run on Thursday morning. Caitlin Pruett was the fastest intermediate and received first place in the Intermediate Division.