Leon County 4-H was well represented this year at Texas 4-H Roundup! Several seniors & intermediate age 4-H members participated in a wide array of contests, workshops, and community service events at the State 4-H event at Texas A&M University from June 10-13. These young leaders worked hard to prepare for their contest; practicing several days a week and attending practice contests all over the state! Our Leaders for Life Parliamentary Procedure team placed 2nd; members included Nathan Barrett, Ethan de la Garza, Jade Williams, Emily Banda, Kendal Workman, & Cole Rappolee. James Bodine placed 2nd with his Fashion Storyboard in the Home Furnishings category. Zoie Stevens, Annika Stevens, & Aurora Moran competed in the Ag Product ID in the senior age division and Caleb Rappolee placed 3rd High Intermediate Individual. Our intermediate team, Kyle Workman, Brendan Ramirez, and Joshua Pettit, competed in the robotics challenge and made it through several rounds of competition. The Sizzling Supremes, food challenge team placed 3rd in their category; members included Zoie Stevens, Annika Stevens, Aurora Moran, and Emma Adams. Caraline Dudley competed in the Meat Judging contests and placed 6th high individual. Kendal Workman presented an educational presentation over Looking Deeper into the Texas High Speed Rail and placed 5th! Cole Rappolee & James Bodine presented an educational presentation over Farm Safety and placed 1st! We had several individuals compete in the invitational livestock judging contest including Nathan Barrett, Cody Cox, Lane Freeman, Graci Kelley, Aurora Moran, Caleb Rappolee, Zoie Stevens, and Justin Vann! Victoria Landry received a $10,000 scholarship from the Richard Wallrath Educational Foundation; which will help her pursue her degree at Texas A&M University. Several Roundup competitors as well as Quentin & Skylar Parrish, participated in L.E.A.D. Academy, a new leadership opportunity that offered workshops over career and college opportunities, community service and life skills for high school age 4-H members. Nathan Barrett served on the Texas 4-H Council this past year and retired as a member on the last night of roundup. We are super proud of his leadership efforts at the state level. Our very own Family Community Health Extension Agent, Laura Petty, was presented the Salute to Excellence Meritorious Award for her outstanding work with 4-H and AgriLife Extension for over 26 years. The Leon County AgriLife Extension Staff is extremely proud of these individuals and their hard work at Texas 4-H Roundup! We look forward to seeing what these young leaders do in their futures!
4-H & Youth Development Extension Agent, Leon County
PO Box 188 Centerville, TX 75833