Milam County Plant ID teams win at Ft. Worth contests

Woelfel, Hollas take top individual titles
Cheryl Walker
Extension Agent

Congratulations to the Milam County Plant ID teams on their outstanding awards at the Fort Worth Livestock Show competition on Jan. 26.

The Milam County senior team of Karl Woelfel, Collin Kostroun, Devin Fisher and Cheyenne McWilliams took first place in their division.

Woelfel was the first place high point individual, followed by Collin Kostroun in third and Fisher in third. Madeline Kostroun (who competed as an individual) was a fifth place high point finisher, with McWilliams taking seventh.

Milam County’s junior division teams took the top two spots in the team competition. The team of Heath Hollas, Mason Lindig, Patrick Cobb and Rebecca Kostroun placed first, with the group of Neeraj Bhakta, Kassidy Hundle, Ethan Stork and Preston Rose placing second.

Heath Hollas was the first place high point individual in the junior division, followed by Mason Lindig in second, Patrick Cobb in fifth, Neerja Bhakta in sixth, Rebecca Kostroun in seventh, Kassidy Hundle in eighth and Ethan Stork in ninth.

Congratulations and thanks also goes to the team coach Irby McWilliams. He spends many hours in practice sessions with the team members.

COUNTY CONTEST NIGHT—March 18 is the date set for the County Contest Night at Ben Milam Elementary School in Cameron. 4-Hers wanting to compete in District for the following contests will need to enter the March 18 contests: round-up presentations, Share-the-Fun contests and fashion show.

Roundup presentations are short talks about something you learned in a 4-H project. You can have poster, powerpoints and other props to teach the information. Share-the-Fun contests offer a variety of ways to show off your talents. You can sing, dance, cheer, read poetry and much more. Fashion show participants can buy or construct a garment and model it for the judges. You will be asked questions about why you purchased the outfit along with care and quality questions.

Details on contest opportunities are available in the January 4-H newsletter or contact the Milam County Extension Office. Entry forms are available on the county website:

NEW RULES FOR MCJLS HOME EC—An auction division was added to the MCJLS Home Economics Department for 2013. Entry fees are only for the auction division. If you enter the non-auction division you only need to complete an entry form by the deadline. Categories have also been updated. The auction baked foods division (cakes, pies and cookies) is open to 4-H, FCCLA and FFA members in Milam County. The non-auction division (collections, artistic arrangements, creative arts, drawing, painting, photography, wood/metal) is open to all youth in Milam County.

Youth from kindergar ten through high school can enter the MCJLS Home Economics Department. Rules for the home economics department are available at or at the Extension Office in Cameron.

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