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Photo by Nancy McDonald

(from left) Garza County 4-H members Audree Williams, Kelbie Odom and Ethan Self competed in the Healthy Lifestyles Invitational Contest at the Texas 4-H Roundup earlier this month. Wiliams placed 4th high point individual.
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Garza County 4-H Members Shine at State Roundup

Published June 20, 2012 @ 6 a.m.

Texas Tech University hosted the 2012 Texas 4-H Roundup held June 11 - 15.  This is the first time in the history of the event that it has not been held at Texas A & M, College Station.  A record number of 4-H members, volunteers, agents, parents and guests registered for the annual event making it the largest in history. The week was filled with contests, inspiration, scholarships, lots of fun and laughter, educational workshops, assemblies and dances.  

Audree Williams, Kelbie Oden and Addie Williams placed 3rd with their quilt in the Quilt Challenge.  Each county in the state is sent a small amount of "challenge" fabric and a theme.  The challenge is to design and complete a quilt for competition.  Quilts are judged on creativity and workmanship. 

Also competing in the Healthy Lifestyles Invitational Contest were Kelbie Oden, Ethan Self and Audree Williams.  Audree placed 4th high point individual.

The top photographs in each of the fourteen categories from the county contest were entered in the state photography contest.  The following received blue ribbons  Kimberly Rivera – Theme, Chelsea Nolen – People, Katie Dunn – Night Photography, Kelbie Oden – Marine/Aquatics, Morgan Deen – Dominant Color, Juan Cabrera – Digital Darkroom, Haily Berry – Details and Macro, and Katie Dunn – Catch-All. 

Red ribbons were awarded to Danny Shelton – Story Board, Sierra Isbell – Plant/Flora, Veronica Zuniga – Nature/Landscape, Pake Jones – Food, David Ramirez – Elements of Design, Jaycee Johnson – Animals Wildlife and Juan Cabrera – Animals – Domestic.   

Dakota McDonald received a $1,000.00 academic scholarship from the Texas 4-H Foundation.  Scholarships are judged on ACT score, class ranking, GPA, citizenship, leadership, community service and 4-H participation.

The climax of the week was an exclusive dance for Texas 4-H members featuring Aaron Watson. 

Others from Garza County attending the Roundup included Marci Oden, Janeece  and Keith Williams, Lance, Tonya, Kari and Katie Dunn, Greg Jones, Pat Bilbo and Nancy McDonald.

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