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Owen White and Haiden Parris
Reagan Cardwell and Jade Williams
Special to the News
Coosa County 4-H members were very successful at the Alabama 4-H Livestock Skillathon and Quizbowl events, which were held on the Auburn University campus Friday, January 7, and Saturday, January 8.
For Reagan Cardwell, Jade Williams, Owen White, and Haiden Parris, this was their first time participating at the state competition. They are members of the Coosa County 4-H Livestock Club, which meets once a month and focuses on livestock knowledge and judging.
In the Friday Skillathon events, participants competed in livestock evaluation, livestock identification and quality assurance exercises. On Saturday, the youth participated in a Quizbowl contest.
In the Senior Division of the Friday events, Jade Williams received two individual awards in the Senior Division: fifth place Livestock Evaluation and tenth place Overall. Reagan Cardwell earned ninth place Overall Individual.
As members of the Coosa/Chilton team, they placed second Overall, with a second place award in Livestock Evaluation and third in both Livestock Identification and Quality Assurance.
Junior Division participants Owen White and Haiden Parris earned third place in the Quality Assurance Exercise as members of the Coosa/Chilton team.
In Saturday’s Quizbowl event, the Junior Team won first place in the double-elimination event, losing only one match in the quarter-finals. The Senior Team won third place in their division.
To find out more about 4-H clubs and activities, call or visit the Extension office in Rockford. The number is 256-377-4713.
Janet Lovelady is the 4-H Foundation Regional Extension agent for Coosa County and can also be reached by cell phone at 256-284-3572.
Alabama 4-H is the youth development program of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and is open to all youth ages 9-18. Parents can enroll their child online at v2.4honline.com or by completing an enrollment form at the Coosa County Extension office.