Quay County 4-Hers Place in National Contests
Six Quay County 4-Hers headed to Denver during the arctic blast to attend the Western National 4-H Round-up and to compete against other state winners in two National Contests. In spite of the below zero temperatures, the Quay County delegation was able to do some site seeing and had a memorable trip. In addition to the competitions, 4-Hers attended leadership workshops, listened to motivational speakers, and met many youth from around the country
The FCS Bowl team of Blake Moon, Bethany Bishop, Jordan Runyan, and Sid Truelock lost in the final nail biting round to Tennessee by one question. Even though this team took second in the bowl competition, their participation and test scores allowed them to place high in the individual awards with Bethany Bishop placing 6th, Sid Truelock placing 3rd and Jordan Runyan was the high point individual in the FCS Bowl contest bringing home a nice plaque and ribbon.
The first ever National FCS Skill-a-thon competition was held this year and Quay County’s team of Carmen Runyan, Sid Truelock, Taylor Atwood, and Bethany Bishop won the state competition and the right to participate. This contest at the National level is an identification contest of various, cooking utensils, serving dishes, appliances, sewing notions, and interior design techniques, fabrics, and styles. Quay County’s team missed high point team by just a few points, with some of our youth making a perfect score in some of the sections of the identification.
Quay County 4-H is proud of how well these youth did in their competitions and we are looking forward to sharing what we learned at the National contests to help other teams prepare and strive to compete at state competition in hopes of winning a National trip.
The Quay County 4-H Program is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. For more information contact 461-0562.