White County 4-H Contest Winners

Mar 29th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Education

Since January, White County 4-H county-wide contests have been underway.  The annual bake-off competition was held in January at Harding University with some great homemade cornbread, sugar cookie, and biscuit recipes!     Haley Workman from the Westside Clovers 4-H club and Lori Barker from the Mt. Pleasant 4-H club were the winners in the cornbread division (junior and senior levels respectively).  Sarah Brister and David Brister, both of the Home School 4-H club, turned in outstanding sugar cookie recipes taking first place in each of their age divisions.  The top winners in the biscuit category were Emma Williams of the Lion’s Pride 4-H club in the junior age division and David Brister of the Home School 4-H club in the senior age division.

With the month of February came the dairy recipe contest and talks and demonstrations competition.  The dairy recipe contest is among one of the most attended contests (by 4-H members) in the county.  Meredith Williams, Stephanie Williams, Emma Williams, and Daniel Williams (all of the Lion’s Pride 4-H Club) won each of their respective categories at this competition.  They each had wonderful recipes that they submitted and completed.  All the other recipes that were submitted and prepared at this contest were outstanding as well.

The talks and demonstrations competition was held at ASU-Beebe with about 2 dozen 4-H members in attendance.  This contest gave members the opportunity to practice their public speaking abilities.  They all did a fantastic job!

In March, the annual talent and fashion revue competition was held at White County Central School Auditorium.  The winner of the junior vocal category was Garrett Robinson of the Home School 4-H club and of the senior vocal category was Meredith Williams of the Lion’s Pride 4-H club.  Garrett whistled a tune while Meredith sang.  In the instrumental category, the junior division winner was Ashley Workman of the Westside Clovers 4-H club and the senior division winner was David Brister of the Home School 4-H club.  They each played the piano.  Emma Ferren was the winner in the junior dance category and she represented the Home School 4-H club.  In the fashion revue competition, Meredith Williams received first place in the Senior Purchased – Dressy category, Stephanie Williams placed first in the Senior Purchased – Casual category, Emma Williams received a first place ribbon in the Junior Purchased – Dressy category, and Daniel Williams came out on top in the Junior Purchased – Casual category.

The upcoming county-wide competitions are the BBQ Broiler contest being held on March 31 at the White County fairgrounds, and AgriDay and the Ross Photography contest that will be held on April 21, also at the fairgrounds.

Congratulations to each of these 4-H members in their accomplishments at these competitions, and good luck to those who will be participating in the upcoming events!

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