Milam 4-Hers scholars awarded $28,500 at round up
Thirteen 4-Hers competed at the State 4-H Roundup in College Station last week. The group did an outstanding job representing Milam County and District 8 4-H.
Milam County's Kayleigh Farek, Kristian Lee and Logan Kostroun were three of the 216 4-Hers from across the state receiv ing 2.1 million dollars in scholarships. The three brought home $28,500 to Milam County from State 4-H Roundup.
L ogan Kostroun, son of David and Jennifer Kostroun, of the Cameron 4-H received a $16,000 San Antonio Livestock Show Exposition Scholarship along with a $1,000 Texas Extension Education Association Scholarship.
Kayleigh Farek, daughter of Marvin and Laritha Farek, of the Rockdale 4-H received a $10,000 Baccalaureate Scholarship from the Dick Wallrath Educational Foundation.
Kristian Lee, daughter of Kimberly Lee and Lance Lee, of the Gause 4-H received a $1,500 Technical Scholarship from the Bob & Vivian Smith Foundation and Tom & Mimi Dopier.
Heading to Nationals
The Consumer Decision Making Team is head ing to t he National Contest in Denver, Colorado in January 2010. Erin Bradley, Kayleigh Farek, Kristian Lee and Elaine Luckey placed first out of 40 teams in the state contest. Three of the team members placed in the top 15 out of 158 participants. Erin Bradley was first place high point individual with Elaine Luckey 10th and Kayleigh Farek finishing 12th.
Two Milam County teams competed in the Soil Judging contest. The team of William Dean, Sterling Faulkner and Evan McCoy finsihed ninth, while Corolyn Holub, Natasha Ramthun and Cooper Smith were 11th.
Taylor McWilliams competed in the Range and Pasture Grass I.D. contest. She placed seventh in her contest.
Milam County also had three 4-Hers who entered photos in the State 4-H Photography Contest.
Corolyn Holub received five blue ribbons and one white ribbon. Evan McCoy had two blue ribbons and two red ribbons. Breanna Miller got one red ribbon.
Thank you to the leaders who assisted with the contest preparation: Gail Hollas, Consumer; Wanda Lee, Consumer; and Irby McWilliams, Range and Pasture Grass I.D.
Recordbooks due June 30
County Recordbooks are due Tuesday, June 30. They will be judged at the Council & Leaders meetings that evening, 6:30 at Bea's Kitchen in Cameron. Remember to take pictures for your 4-H Record Book that shows you busy with your project activities. This can be you working with your animals, cooking a meal, practice shopping for consumer education and lots more. If you missed the Recordbook Workshop in April and want to learn more, come by the Extension Office for details.
Award applications are due when you t ur n in your 4-H recordbook on June 30 for the Gold Star, "I Dare You", Silver Star Awards, and Bronze Star Awards. 4-Hers submitting these award applications will need to participate in the interview process. This year the award interviews will be held in August.
Summer Community Service Opportunity
Step out of the box and try something new for community service this summer. The Cameron Food Bank needs help, you could help by going to Austin with the pastors as they load groceries or meet them in Cameron to unload groceries. Another opportunity would be to help sort groceries or hand out groceries.
The Cameron Food Bank needs help on the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays of each month. Contact the Extension Office for additional information. Agent Cheryl Walker is currently working with the food bank giving nutritional information to the clients. Over 100 persons are reached at each grocery distribution. Start giving back to the community and making a difference for others.
Major Show Steer Tag-in
Validation date for the Major Show Steer Tag-in will be 7- 9 a.m. Monday, June 22 at the Arledge Feed Lot in Rockdale. Parents must be present at the time of validation, if you have any questions or concerns please contact the Extension Office at 254-697-7045. In order to validate your animal on June 22, you must have ordered your State Steer tags in April.
State Fair Lamb & Goat Tag-in
Validation date for the State Fair of Texas Lamb & Goat tagin will be at 9: 30 a.m. Monday, June 22 at the Arledge Feed Lot in Rockdale. In order to validate your animal on June 22, you must have ordered your State Fair tag in April.