The campus of Oklahoma State University recently hosted the 98th Annual State 4-H Roundup in Stillwater. There were more than 800 people in attendance at the event. This year’s theme was Passport to the Past, Ticket to Tomorrow.
During the Honor Night Assembly, club members walked away with more than $100,000 in educational scholarships, thanks to the generous donors to the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation. Logan County 4-H had two scholarship recipients: Maysen Garrett, Veterinary Science Project Scholarship, and Wyatt Hood, Soil Conservation Project Scholarship and Soil Conservation Award.
Delegates from Logan County who attended include Shelby Frost, Maysen Garrett, Sophia Neely, Marion Stewart, KayLea Taylor, Abigail Richardson, Gabe South, Wyatt Hood, and Bobby Ferguson. Also attending as adult chaperons were, Brandon Boughen, Arleen Mack and Cynthia Klumpp.
“State 4-H Roundup is the culmination of the 4-H year and provides an opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication club members across the state have put in over the past year,” said Jeff Sallee, Oklahoma 4-H science and technology state specialist. “We have something for everyone, including friendly competitions, district rallies, campaign speeches, educational workshops, dances and more.”
4-H’ers had an opportunity to participate in a variety of competitions, including Livestock Quiz Bowl, 4-H Food Showdown, Clover Quiz Bowl, Land Judging, Fashion Revue, Job Readiness, Tractor Contest, Vocal Contest and 4-H Has Talent. The winners of some of these contests will go on to represent Oklahoma in the national contests.
Another event that is starting to become a tradition was Pete’s Picnic. 4-H Roundup always has been a way to introduce high school students to what OSU has to offer in the way of higher education. During Pete’s Picnic, academic departments and clubs from all the colleges on campus offered information on majors, classes, work/study options and other highlights.
Cynda Clary, associate dean with OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, said it is important for potential students to discover more about what OSU can offer.
“4-H plays an important role in encouraging and training young people be service-driven leaders. I want each of those 4-H’ers to know there are many career paths in agriculture and natural resources where their enthusiasm, intelligence and work ethic can help change the world for the better,” Clary said. “Pete’s Picnic was a great opportunity to meet our future leaders and share that important career message.”
The Logan County Livestock Quiz Bowl Team placed first in the competition besting twenty other teams. The Livestock Quiz Bowl Team consisted of Garrett, Bell, Taylor and South. This team will have the opportunity to participate in the Nationals Livestock Quiz Bowl later this fall at Grand Rapids, Nebraska. KayLea Taylor and Abigail Richardson were also presenters with a workshop entitled: “We all Scream for Ice Cream.”
For more information on 4-H contact them at 282-3331.