2013-06-20 / Community News

4-H State Roundup Results

The Lee County 4-H recently attended Texas 4-H Roundup on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, June 11 - 13, with great success. The Horse Quiz Bowl team placed 4th. Team members included Amber Schulze, Garlyn Radford, Makayla Woodward and Shelby Burris. They competed against 16 other teams.

“A key factor to the success of this team are the coaches. We are honored to have Patti Radford and Lucy Torn as coaches for the Horse Quiz Bowl team. Without their guidance and dedication, we would not have achieved as much as we have in such a short amount of time, as the team consists of three Freshmen and one Sophomore,” said County Extension Agent Keeton Ehrig.

The Consumer Decision Making team competed Wednesday, placing 3rd out of 31 other teams. Team members included Kourtney Kubena, Jenna Kieschnick, Kelly Shows and Whitney Whitsel.

“This is an amazing accomplishment considering the team consists of three Freshmen and one Sophomore. Unlike most other competitions where teams are divided based on either their program size or enrollment, in 4-H there are no divisions. Regardless of population or size, counties compete against each other. The team members are excited to continue in competition with hopes of one day competing at the national level in Denver, Colorado,” said County Extension Agent Tonya Poncik. “I am extremely proud of these young ladies and I can see that they will go far in the future.”

Both County Extension Agents are excited to see the level of dedication that these 4-H members and their families have toward the success of these two teams.

In the area of photography, Amber Schulze received two blue ribbons and one red in the categories of Night Photography, Details & Macro and Dominant Color.

During Texas 4-H Roundup, one of Lee County’s 4-H leaders, Mike Maass, was recognized as a Salute to Excellence award winner. This is a State Award that recognizes outstanding 4-H volunteers for their service to 4-H programs and the impact that they have had on the lives of young people.

Lee County is honored to have one of its 4-H leaders be recognized at the State level. Mike Maass currently serves as Vice President of the Lee County 4-H Parent Volunteer Association, Club Manager for Giddings 4-H Club, Chairman of the Lee County 4-H Fried Chicken Dinner Fundraiser and countless other leadership roles.

Bright and early Thursday morning during Texas 4-H Roundup, Garlyn Radford and Makayla Woodward ran the 4K for 4-H Run. They finished in the top of the pack.

Also during the day on Thursday, the group decided to be creative and enter the Instagram photo challenge at the Texas 4-H Roundup. The photo was recognized for creativity and as a marketing tool for the Texas 4-H program.

In other summer activities, the Lee County 4-H members and families enjoyed a day trip to Fiesta Texas in San Antonio on Monday, June 17.

Members of the Lee County Texas Stars 4-H Horse Club will be participating in the District Horse Show in College Station, June 25 - 27.

Several members of the County 4-H program will attend County Camp at the Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood, Texas, July 1 - 3.

For additional information regarding the Lee County 4-H Clubs, please call the Lee County Extension office at (979) 542-2753 or visit the 4-H Office at 310 South Grimes in Giddings.

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