More than 30 compete in county-wide 4-H talk meet

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By Roberta Hunt


The county-wide 4-H Talk Meet was held on Thursday, May 3 at St. Catharine College. Thirty-three 4-H members, who were champion and reserve champion in the school events, participated in the county-wide competition. Congratulations to all for an outstanding job.  

In the nine-year-old category, receiving champion was Kara Greenwell, a fourth grader at Washington County Elementary School. Receiving reserve champion was Mary Smith.  Receiving a blue ribbon was Olivia Cox.

For the 10-year-old category, winning champion was Kaitlyn Hale, a fifth grader at Washington County Elementary School. Receiving reserve champion was Elizabeth Riley.  Winning blue ribbons were LaDymon Key, Maddie Pettus, Amber Murphy,  Lydia Smith,  Hailey Grace, Mary Medley, Peyton Young, Kennedy Cochran, Hunter Tingle, Arryana Yaste and Madison Coslow.

For the 11-year old category, winning champion was William Thompson, a fifth grader at Washington County Elementary School. Winning reserve champion was Makayla Lanham.  Receiving a blue ribbon was Bryce Hall.

In the 12-year old category, winning champion was Emily Cox, a seventh grader at North Washington Elementary School. Receiving reserve champion was Luke Abell. Blue ribbon recipients were Mackenzie Dean, Angelina Buidens, Abbigail Gullett, Madison White and Hannah Harmon. 

In the 13-year-old category, Aaron Robinson took home champion plaque, while Anne Tayler Redmon received reserve champion. Both are students at St. Dominic Elementary. Blue ribbon recipients were Erianna Newton and Hannah Edelen.

In the 14-year-old category, Jennifer Hamilton, an eighth grader at St. Dominic won Champion. Rachel Cook received reserve champion and Rebecca Reynolds received a blue ribbon.

The champions in each age category advanced to the LTA District 5 Rally Day. Those results and photos will be in next week’s 4-H News.


4-H camp – June 26-29 

Washington County youth still have a couple of weeks to decide about attending summer 4-H Camp. Washington County will be camping this summer June 26–29. As in past years, we will be camping at Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp, the largest of the four 4-H Camps located in Kentucky. Over the years, 4-H members have made close friends, not just from other Washington County schools, but also from other counties.  This year we will again be camping with LaRue, Meade, Taylor and Russell counties.

Traditional classes such as swimming, canoeing, archery, riflery, crafts and recreation are always fun. In addition, KY 4-H Camps have added low ropes and high ropes courses and have upgraded cabins and other camp facilities.  

The deadline for Washington County 4-H Camp registration is June 1. Some scholarship money will be available for qualifying youth. For more information on 4-H Camp, contact the Washington County Extension Office at 336-7741.


Upcoming events

Over the next several weeks, members in the 4-H Sharpshooters, 4-H Young Riders, 4-H Hooves and Horns and 4-H Spurs and Furs, will begin competing in district competitions.  Watch for results and photos from the various shows and events.