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$10,000 in scholarships presented at Hackamore Invitational contests

MILAM 4-H NEWS
Cheryl Walker

Cody and Albina Fowler owners of Hackamore Ranch near Thorndale presented $10,000 in scholarships for the second year at the Hackamore Invitational Range Evaluation and Range and Pasture Plant ID Contests for 4-H and FFA members. The scholarships were presented to the top placing senior in each contest.

Collin Kostroun, a Cameron 4-Her, placed first and received the $5,000 scholarship for the Range and Pasture Plant I.D. Contest. He scored 513 points out of a possible 600 points. Ginny Cowan of Kendall County 4-H placed first and received the $5,000 scholarship for the Range Evaluation Contest. She scored 465 points out of a possible 500 points.

Along with Hackamore Ranch providing $10,000 in scholarships they also provided belt buckles for the first place individuals plus the first place team members and coaches, medals for second place individuals and team members, and plaques for the top five teams and top 20 individuals.


Pictured are (L-R) Cody Fowler, owner Hackamore Ranch and contest sponsor; Ginny Cowan, Kendall County 4-H, first place Range Evaluation scholarship winner; Collin Kostroun, Milam County 4-H, first place Range and Pasture Plant ID scholarship winner; Dr. Barron Rector, Range Management Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Pictured are (L-R) Cody Fowler, owner Hackamore Ranch and contest sponsor; Ginny Cowan, Kendall County 4-H, first place Range Evaluation scholarship winner; Collin Kostroun, Milam County 4-H, first place Range and Pasture Plant ID scholarship winner; Dr. Barron Rector, Range Management Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. In the Range and Pasture Plant ID Contest, 43 youth and five adults participated.

Results were:

Pasture Plant ID

Juniors

Teams—1. Milam Count y 4- H ( Heath Hol las , Kaylee Jackson, Mason Lindig and Patrick Cobb); 2. Milam County 4-H (Rebecca Kostroun, Kassidy Hundle, J.W. Hollas and Kyrene Jackson); 3. Kerr County 4-H; 4. Tom Green County 4-H.

Individuals—1. Kaylee Jackson, 2. Mason Lindig, 3. Heath Hollas, 4. Rebecca Kostroun, 5. Kassidy Hundle, 6. Patrick Cobb, 7. Kyrene Jackson, 8. J.W. Hollas, 9. Cameron Poole, 10. Jacob Casey, 11. Jillian Pfeuffer, 12. Chris Casey, 13. Makayla Waiser.

Seniors

Teams—1. Milam County 4-H (Devin Fisher, Collin Kostroun, Cheyenne McWilliams, Ryan Luckey0; 2. Randall County 4-H; 3. Spring Branch FFA; 4. Tom Green County 4-H; 5. Kerr County 4-H No. 1.

Individuals—1. Collin Kostroun, 2. Devin Fisher, 3. Rikki Box, 4. Cheyenne McWilliams, 5. Tanner Bolton, 6. Jody Pfeuffer, 7. Ross Potter, 8. Rachel Furgerson, 9. Clay Burkham, 10. Marybel Gomez, 11. Lauren Rogers-Biggs, 12. Nick Loveland, 13. Megan Arney, 14. Rachel Wilson, 15. Mary Katherine Potter, 16. Ester Ledder, 17. Lauren Weaver, 18. Nathan Gilbert, 19. Colton Fontenot, 20. Morgan Ledder. Other participants— Cole Amyx, Esteban Gomez, Makayla Hohhertz, Kira Huck, Ryan Luckey, Connor Odom, Jesse Pfeuffer, Hailey Polson, David Thornbum, Johnathan Woodell. Adults Individuals—1.Irby McWilliams, 2. Travis Waiser, 3. Maddie Kostroun, 4. Kevin Lindig, 5. Melvin Hundle.

In the Range Evaluation Contest, 13 youth and four adults participated in the contest. Here are the results:

Juniors

Teams—1. Bosque County 4-H.

Individuals—1. Kenzie Kretzmeier, 2. Emily Murphy, 3. Court Kretzmeir, 4. Sydney Flores, 5. Merritt Kretzmeier.

Seniors

TeamsĀ­— 1. Kendall County 4-H; 2. Crockett County 4-H; 3. Bosque County 4-H.

Indiv idual s— 1. Ginny Cowan, 2. Karl Woelfel (Milam County), 3. Joy Miller, 4. Jadie Marshall, 5. Lanna Stapper, 6. Kinsey Chandler, 7. Lindsey Pressler, 8. Caleb Murphy, 9. Benjamin Murphy, 10. Joshua Murphy, 11. Lane Smajstrla, 12. Thomas Cruz, 13. Skylar Kitmiller.

Adults

Individuals—1. Carlson Stapper, 2. Kerri Kertzmeier, 3. Leigh Ann Murphy, 4. Matt Ensor. Congratulations to all of the participants. The following 4-H and FFA groups were participants in the 2014 contest. Thanks again to Cody and Albina Fowler owners of the Hackamore Ranch for providing the scholarships and awards for both contests. Also thanks goes to all of the parents and leaders who volunteered as well as the following sponsors and contest organizers for their assistance in making the contest possible:

• La Copa Ranch, owners Larry and Priscilla Jackson for sponsoring the lunch for participants and volunteers in the contest.

• 44 Farms, owner Bob McClaren for the facilities for the Pasture I.D. Contest and Awards.

• Terri Lyster owner for the site for the Range Evaluation Contest.

• Dr. Barron Rector, Texas A&M Range Specialist for organizing the contests.

• Irby McWIlliams, Milam County 4-H Leader, for coordinating the contest.


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