Area 4-Hers outstanding at state round up

Rockdale’s Dean part of winning wildlife team

Congratulations to the 13 Milam County 4-Hers on an outstanding demonstration of talents and knowledge at the State 4-H Roundup in Lubbock June 11 - 15.

This is the first time in the 66 year history of State 4-H Roundup that the contests have been held off the Texas A&M University campus and over 4,000 attendees participated at the roundup held on the Texas Tech Campus.

Texas 4-H Roundup started the week with the presentation of over 2 million dollars in scholarships.

A Cameron 4-Her, Natasha Ramthun received a $1,500 technical scholarship provided by the Nueces Power Equipment and the Texas 4-H Foundation.

She received her scholarship on Monday, June 11 during the scholarship presentation assembly for the 243 4-H scholars from across the state.

Ramthun also participated in the Soil Judging Contest on Wednesday. Ramthun’s parents Jocelyn and Ricky attended the roundup along with her brother Gabriel.

Next on Tuesday night at the general assembly, Emily McCoy from the Rockdale 4-H performed at the 4-H Has Talent Contest.

She was one of ten 4-H groups selected to perform from over 60 entries.

McCoy did a great job singing on Tuesday as well as Thursday during the Share the Fun vocal contest. At the Share the Fun Contest she placed 5th in the state.

McCoy also received three blue awards and three red awards on her State Photography entries.

McCoy’s parents Yvette and John were also able to attend the roundup activities.

Wednesday was the contest day for the Range and Pasture Grass Identification Contest. Milam County won the contest.

Team members Devin Fisher, Collin Kostroun, Cheyenne McWilliams and Karl Woelfel were the first place team. Woefel also won the 1st Place High Point Individual Award while Fisher won the 4th place High Point Individual Award.

Fisher, McWilliams and Woefel are Thorndale 4-Hers and Kostroun is a Cameron 4- Hers.

Irby McWilliams was the team coach and Brian Woelfel assisted the team.

On Thursday Milam County has another big day of contests. The Wildlife Challenge Contest had senior and intermediate team entries.

This was their first time to participate, but they really showed their knowledge.

The senior team of Connelly Cooper, William Dean and Phillip Rasco won first place team and Connelly received a 3rd Place High Point Individual Award.

The intermediate team of Cameron Cooper, Patrick Dean, Kendall Lee and Seth Vinton received second place team awards.

Connelly Cooper, Cameron Cooper, Rasco, Lee and Vinton are Gause 4-Hers and William Dean and Patrick Dean are Rockdale and Shooting Sports 4-Hers.

Coaches and parents attending with the team included Kelly and Chris Cooper, Susan Dean and Wanda Lee.

Milam County Agent Jon Gersbach also attended the State Roundup and would like to congratulate 4-Hers, coaches and parents on a job well done.

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