Writer: Elisa French
LAS CRUCES-4-H members collected awards from 28 statewide contests July 15 during the State 4-H Conference at New Mexico State University.
High-point individual winners in nine contests received $500 scholarships from NMSU's College of Agriculture and Home Economics:
Chance Williams of Catron County, livestock judging
Ricky Burns of Curry County, horticulture
Brittany Ragsdale of Doña Ana County, home economics presentation
Denny Burnett of Eddy County,prepared public speaking
Amanda Scarsella of Grant County, general presentation
Adrienne Coe of Roosevelt County, agricultural presentation
Jered Kuebler of San Juan County, horse judging
Courtney Stark of San Juan County, Fashion Revue
Jace McMath of Torrance County, consumer decision making
High-point individuals and first place teams are listed below by county. (HP designates the high-point individual for the contest.)
BERNALILLO COUNTY: Hippology team-Lisa Bustos, Kelly Horton (HP), Gina MacFarlane and Megan Sprague. Home Economics Bowl team-Amanda Dearholt, Clinton Galloway, Whitney Kupferer and Sean Malone. Horse Bowl team-Brendan Burns, Lisa Bustos, Gina MacFarlane (HP) and Megan Sprague.
CATRON COUNTY: Livestock judging-Chance Williams (HP). Wildlife habitat evaluation-Andrew Nordquist (HP).
CHAVES COUNTY: Range management-Trevor Gray (HP). Dairy Bowl team-Ben Randle, Brenna Sparkman, Laura Wagner and Dusty Winkler. Crops judging team-Trevor Gray, Dakotah Hargrove, Kade Lucero and Dusty Winkler. Dairy judging team-Dakotah Hargrove, Nicole Mattox, Ben Randle (HP) and Dusty Winkler.
CURRY COUNTY: Land judging team-Corey Bell, Ricky Burns, Casey Estes and Aaron Vaughan. Favorite Foods-Lauren Graham (HP). Horticulture team-Ricky Burns (HP), Kirsty Forrest, Kayla Hinrichs and Lori Richardson. Entomology team-Cole Andes, Jennifer Blackburn, Zanessa Dodd and Lori Richardson. Fashion Revue-senior clothing construction-dress-up attire-Lauren Graham winner. Fashion Revue creative touches winner-Abbie Potts. Crops judging-Lori Richardson (HP).
DONA ANA COUNTY: Impromptu public speaking-Amanda Lowry (HP). Home economics presentation-Brittany Ragsdale (HP). Horse public speaking-Laurence Grooms (HP). Fashion Magic clothing coordination winner and Fashion Magic overall HP-Amanda Lowry. Fashion Magic in the marketplace winner-Jamie Ragsdale.
EDDY COUNTY: Prepared public speaking-Denny Burnett(HP). Wool judging team-Denny Burnett (HP), Allison Klein, Courtney Klein and Marlee Runyan.
GRANT COUNTY: General presentation-Amanda Scarsella (HP).
HARDING COUNTY: Livestock Skillathon team-Brandon Herron (HP), Jacob Herron, Loretta Laumbach and Katie Taylor.
HIDALGO COUNTY: Land judging-Raynee Ward (HP).
LEA COUNTY: Consumer decision making team-Alyssa Bromley, Rachel Reagan, Samantha Stroud and Andy Wilhoit. Fashion Revue senior clothing construction/casualwear winner-Tommie Hall. Fashion Revue senior clothing coordinates winner-Samantha Stroud.
ROOSEVELT COUNTY: Agricultural presentation-Adrienne Coe (HP).
SAN JUAN COUNTY: Horse judging team-Giuliana DiPiazza, Jered Kuebler (HP), Kimberley Sanders and Aspen Selby. Fashion Revue senior clothing construction/formalwear and Fashion Revue overall HP-Courtney Stark. Parliamentary procedure team-Justin Decker, Jennifer Doyle, Ryan Painter, Ashley Riley, Jason Tomko and J.T. Van Huss.
SIERRA COUNTY: Range management team-Marissa Ham, Tawney Lindsay, Klessy Muncy and Mary Beth Shivers.
TORRANCE COUNTY: Consumer decision making-Jace McMath (HP). Livestock judging team-Judd Gardner, Clayton Gardner, Jace McMath and Jerra McMath. Meats judging team-Tate Corliss, Shayna Dunlap, Judd Gardner (HP) and Jace McMath.
VALENCIA COUNTY: Entomology-Bryce Richard (HP). Fashion Magic wardrobe planning winner-Jennifer Driskell. Wildlife habitat evaluation team-Eric Garcia, Adam Honeyfield, Dexter Huber and Dustie Powell.
4-H is the largest youth organization with 6.4 million members. New Mexico has 72,500 members representing 447 clubs. 4-H members participate in contests, service projects and activities to develop leadership, citizenship and life skills.
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