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The 411: Youth

4-H’ers round up big awards in Lubbock

4-H’ers round up big awards in Lubbock
Wilson County AgriLife Extension Agent Lisa Linebarger (from left) congratulates the Wilson County Food Challenge Team of Georgia Dunn, Will Lanier, Kimberly Lanier, Colby Shodrock, Roseann Palmer, and Coach Ivy Lanier, which placed second overall at the Texas 4-H Roundup and first place in the nutritious snack category.

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July 11, 2012
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Fifty-one Wilson County 4-H’ers headed to Lubbock June 11-14, to attend the annual Texas 4-H Roundup on the campus of Texas Tech University. The Wilson County 4-H’ers had a great showing in all contests entered.

The week started with five local youths receiving scholarships. Recipients include Claire Raabe, $16,000 from the Houston Livestock Show; Georgia Dunn, $5,000 from the William B. Haley memorial; Roseann Palmer, $5,000 from the C. J. Davidson family; Courtney Trout, $4,000 from the Farm Bureau; and Kaci Frederick, $2,000 from the Wallace and Audrey McLean Foundation.

The nutrition Quiz Bowl team of Colby Shodrock, Roseann Palmer, and Kimberly Lanier placed second overall.

Madison Hartmann placed third with her Fashion Storyboard.

The quilt challenge team of Alyssa Stanush, Anne Lowak, and Ty Pargmann placed second overall.

In the food show division, Kytheranialynn Fambrough-Brown placed third in the main dish category, and Claire Weber was fifth in the fruit and vegetables category.

Wilson County had two Food Challenge teams that competed at Roundup. The Sizzling Seniors team of Kimberly Lanier, Roseann Palmer, Colby Shodrock, Georgia Dunn, and Will Lanier won in the nutritious snack category. The Cooking Cowgirls team of Sarah Keith, Serena Servantes, Alyssa Kopecki, Kayla Kopecki, and Kytheranialynn Fambrough-Brown won in the main dish category. Both teams qualified in a cook-off with two other teams; the Sizzling Seniors placed second overall and the Cooking Cowgirls placed third overall.

Two Shooting Sports teams also participated, placing seventh and 14th, respectively. Team members include Austen Caka, Blake Eddings, Brandon Williams, Cameron Clark, Kyle Crowder, Michael Barclay, Tristan Summy, and Serina Holder. Serina also placed 10th as high-point individual.

Two 4-H teams competed in the Poultry Judging Contest. The team of Anne Lowak, Katy Scott, Jennifer Skrzycki, and Breanna Moore placed first overall. The second team of Hunter Skrzycki, Zachry Thomas, Jacob Marroquin, and Lorianna Marroquin placed third overall.

Wilson County’s Share the Fun skit won the Celebrate 4-H Division. Team members are Annika Eckel, Brandon Brysch, Claire Dallmeyer, Gordon Jones, Jennifer Kruse, Kelli Kolodziej, and Molly Jarzombek.

All first-, second-, and third-place teams and/or individuals were recognized and walked across the stage during the awards ceremony.

For more information about the Wilson County 4-H program or the 4-H Roundup, call Texas AgriLife Extension at 830-393-7357 or email

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