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Deming Girl Wins 4-H Essay Contest

Katie Robertson, 15, of Deming, won a weekend trip to Senior 4-H Leadership Retreat for her second place essay in the senior division of the state 4-H essay contest.

4-H members from across the state submitted essays on the topic "4-H is....to win trips to state leadership conferences.

Robertson said clothing projects are her favorite part of 4-H. "Through the years the development of skills in this area has brought pride, self-confidence, awards and friends, not to mention a great wardrobe," Robertson said.

Through state and district 4-H conferences and retreats, Robertson said she has developed self-confidence and esteem. Because of that, she's not afraid to try new things.

Robertson also participates in nutrition, rabbits and leadership projects. One day she would like to become president of the Luna County 4-H Council and a member of the State 4-H Leadership Team. She is the daughter of David and Debbie Robertson of Deming.