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Curry, Roosevelt 4-H'ers take top prizes

 


Curry and Roosevelt counties saw their 4-H members take home plenty of hardware during the Southeastern District judging contest, held June 21-23 in Capitan.

The contests put youth members in competition with others across the state to test their knowledge on difference subjects, and to develop communications Judging contests in the 4-H allow for youth members to compete with others across the state in their knowledge of different subjects and to develop communication and critical thinking skills they can use in everyday life.

Between the two counties, there were 10 first-place teams and 14 individual first-place winners. Curry County had six team winners, Roosevelt County had four team winners and both had seven first-place individuals.

Winners included:

• Shotgun: Ryon Howell of Roosevelt won individual junior and was on the first-place junior team along with Tresten Wolf, Levi Victor and Jacob Griffee. Curry had the fifth-place team with Maddox Shaw, Cisco Johnson and Jaryn Bruce.

• Entomology: Roosevelt’s Cody Webster won the junior contest, while the Curry pair of Tannah McCoy and Zona Hollaway were fourth and fifth. McCoy and Holloway also finished in the first-place team with Renise Holloway.

• Wildlife: Curry had the first-place team in novice with Mason Pipkin, Cisco Johnson, McKyla Swierc and Niamh McWilliams. Pipkin and Johnson also finished fourth and fifth individually, respectfully. Roosevelt finished fourth in the novice team competition with McKennon Stephenson, Eric Michael, Nealeigh Burrow and Anna Evanick.

In the Junior Wildlife contest, Howell took individual honors, plus team honors with Wolf, Victor and Griffee. Another Roosevelt team took second place, with Cody Webster, Kyleigh Stephenson, Cole Kircher and Seth Smith.

• Horticulture: Curry’s Madisynn Tidenberg was the junior winner, with Hannah Helmer third. The two were also on the first-place junior team with Tannah McCoy. Roosevelt finished second in the team race with Stephenson, Savannah Bricker, Eric Michael and Burrow. Curry took second in the novice team competition with Shaylee Priest, Sai Rollins, McWilliams and Zona Holloway. Rollins finished fifth individually.

• Favorite Foods: Roosevelt’s Madison Strange won the novice contest. In the Junior contest, Curry’s Heidi Macfarlane was fourth and Roosevelt’s Savannah Bricker was fifth. McWilliams was fifth in the novice contest for Curry County.

• Livestock: Curry had the first-place winner with Mason Pipkin and the first-place team in novice with Pipkin, Mason Franklin, Swierce and Micky New. Franklin finished fourth individually. Roosevelt had the fourth-place team in novice (Burrow, Wolf, Raegen Whitacre) and junior (Kircher, Victor, Kylie Stephenson, Howell).

• Livestock skill-a-thon: Roosevelt won the novice team competition with Burrow, Wolf, Eric Michael and McKennon Stephenson. For Curry, Mason Franklin finished first and Mason Pipkin fourth, and the two were on the second-place team with Mason Inge and Swierc.

• Meats: Curry took the top three in the novice competition with Mason Franklin, Mason Inge and Swierc. Franklin and Inge were also on the first-place team with Pipkin and New. Swierc was on the second-place team with Zona Hollaway, Levi Dunlap and Cisco Johnson. Roosevelt’s team of Burrow, Eric Michael and Carson Kircher finished third.

Curry took third place in junior competition with Avery Strebeck, Heidi Macfarlane, Tannah McCoy and New.

• Poetry: Roosevelt took first-place in novice with Wolf and junior with Kircher. Curry’s Priest was third in novice.

• Horse: Curry’s Zona Hollaway was first in novice, with Kate Barnhoorn third and Isabella Barnhoorn fourth. All three were on the first-place team with Lane Casey.

• Home ec skill: Curry had the third-place teams in both novice (Priest, Rollins, McWilliams) and junior (Hannah Helmer, Madisynn Tidenberg, Lily Macfarlane).

• Archery: Curry’s Jaryn Bruce won the junior competition.

• Public speaking: Curry’s Robin Porter was third in novice.

• Horse bowl: Curry had the second-place teams in both novice (Katelynn Young, Lane Casey and Kate and Isabella Barnhoorn) and junior (Shayla White, LaKenley Young and Heidi and Lily Macfarlane).

 

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