4-Hers shine in consumer decision making project

By Tanya Davis | Published Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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Eleven 4-Hers represented Wise County well during the recent 4-H Consumer Decision Making contest in Vernon.

More than 100 youth from across the 23 counties of the Rolling Plains District 3 participated in this contest to apply knowledge and skills gained in the Consumer Education Project and to compare personal decisions with the decisions of a panel of judges who are knowledgeable about today’s marketplace and its various goods and services.

Results follow:


Second-place team – Creed Vineyard, fifth-place high individual in oral reasons; Hallie Washburn, third-place high point individual; and Kaitlyn Karrer, fifth-place high point individual


First-place team: Easton Vanover, first-place high point individual and first-place high individual in oral reasons; Luke Tribe, fifth-place high point individual; Slayton Pruett and Aaron Chancellor


First-place team: Lyndi Luttrull, first-place high point individual and first-place high individual in oral reasons; Brady Vanover, third-place high point individual and fifth-place high individual in oral reasons; Lauryn Luttrull, fifth-place high individual in oral reasons; and Shelby Vanover.

Placing first as a team earns the senior division team the right to represent Wise County and District 3 at the state contest during Texas 4-H Roundup next week in College Station.

These 4-Hers have been busy studying various topics, such as active wear, computers, outdoor camping equipment, nutritious snacks, fast food meals and digital cameras. This prepares them to assume the role of the consumer in a situation and then decide which choice is best based on the situation. Four items are ranked in order, according to how well they meet the needs of the consumer.

The Texas 4-H and Youth Development education program, a component of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, a part of the Texas A&M System, creates supportive environments for culturally diverse youth and adults to reach their fullest potential.

Tanya Davis is a Wise County Extension agent.

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