FOCUS ON 4-H

4-H’ers find success at State Roundup

By Odessa Appel | Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wise County is proud of the success of our 4-H members at Texas 4-H Roundup, which was held June 9-13 in College Station. The county was well-represented with 28 4-H’ers that competed in several different events.

Scholarship Winners

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS – Anne Marie Wells, Slidell/Greenwood 4-H (from left); Lacey Erwin, Bridgeport 4-H; Olivia Bettesworth, Paradise 4-H; and Monika Qualls, Paradise 4-H; each received an $18,000 scholarship sponsored by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Submitted photo

The week started off with great results when four Wise County 4-H’ers received $72,000 in scholarships through the Texas 4-H Foundation. Olivia Bettesworth, Paradise 4-H; Lacey Erwin, Bridgeport 4-H; Monika Qualls, Paradise 4-H; and Anne Marie Wells, Slidell/Greenwood 4-H; were each awarded an $18,000 scholarship sponsored by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

In the Recipe Rally competition, Morgan Barnes and Caitlin Pruett, both with Slidell 4-H, earned second place. In the Fashion Storyboard Contest, Anne Marie Wells took first place in the wearable category, while Fallon Sachse, Decatur 4-H, got first place in the jewelry category as well as fifth place in construction – semi-formal to formal.

Also in Fashion Storyboard, Mikayla Martinets, Bridgeport 4-H, received sixth place in pet clothing, and Lyndi Luttrull, Decatur 4-H, got sixth in buying – business/interview attire.

In the Nutrition Quiz Bowl competition, the team of Michaela Cross, Decatur 4-H; Logan Moore, Boyd 4-H; Jennifer Shaffer, Alvord 4-H; and Anne Marie Wells took second place. While in Photography Judging the senior team of Christian Cross, Alvord 4-H; Micaela Guess, Decatur 4-H; Kelsi McKelvain, Alvord 4-H; and Monika Qualls received fifth place.

The intermediate team in Photography Judging included Slidell 4-H’ers Chasey Malone, Bailey Meyer, Samantha Rambsel and Brady Vanover. They placed second.

In the Consumer Decision Making competition, the team of Christian Cross, Jennifer Shaffer, Logan Moore and Morgan Barnes took 10th place. In the Mohair Judging and Evaluation competition, the Wise County team placed 10th. It included Lacey Erwin; Monika Qualls; Makayla Fitzgerald, Slidell 4-H; Sheridan Shallene, Bridgeport 4-H; Michael Hicks, Decatur 4-H; Alex Samano, Decatur 4-H; and Keaton Vawter, Bridgeport 4-H.

In the Livestock Judging Invitational intermediate division, Carson Read, Decatur 4-H, took third high individual in sheep and goat and 12th high overall.

In the Healthy Lifestyles Invitational, Lauryn Luttrull, Decatur 4-H, and her assigned team received fourth place. In the Educational Presentations competition, Caitlin Pruett received fifth place in the family and consumer sciences category, Makayla Fitzgerald received fifth place in the safety and injury prevention category, and Morgan Barnes placed fifth in the health category. Fallon Sachse took sixth place in the clothing and textiles competition.

In the State Photography competition, Christian Cross received a blue ribbon and was named Best of Show in the food category. Micaela Guess received a blue ribbon in animals-wildlife, details and macro, and dominant color and a red ribbon in animals-domestic. Kelsi McKelvain received a blue ribbon in elements of design, marine/aquatic, night photography and a red ribbon in the people category.

Monika Qualls received a blue ribbon in plant/flora, as well as storyboard, and Fallon Sachse received a blue ribbon in digital darkroom. Jennifer Shaffer received a blue ribbon in nature and landscape, a red ribbon in catch-all and a white ribbon in theme.

In the Food Show competition, Logan Moore received fifth. Lyndi Luttrull received seventh, and Christian Cross placed 10th. Wise County won the Healthy Lifestyles Sweepstakes.

In the Food Challenge competition, participants included Caitlin Pruett, Shelby Vanover, Lyndi Luttrull and Fallon Sachse.

Seth Byers, Decatur 4-H, participated in the Public Speaking competition. In the Ag Product ID competition, participants were Seth Byers, Thaine Laaser, Keaton Vawter, Michael Hicks, Sheridan Shallene, Alex Samano, Carson Read and Lauryn Luttrull.

In Livestock Judging, participants included Michaela Cross, Thaine Laaser and Seth Byers.

Senior participants in the Livestock Judging Invitational were Olivia Bettesworth, Keaton Vawter, Michael Hicks, Sheridan Shallene and Alex Samano.

Congratulations to all of these 4-H’ers!

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