Some 116 boys and girls from 24 counties exhibited their nutritional knowledge and cooking skills at the Rolling Plains District 4-H Food Show on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Wilbarger Auditorium. Four seniors will advance to the State competition in June 2013 at Texas A&M University in College Station. Each received culinary tools and a ribbon in addition to advancing to the State contest. Intermediate and Junior Division winners also received culinary tools and ribbons but do not compete beyond the District level.
Special cash awards, sponsored by Santa Rosa CattleWomen and Wichita Falls Area CattleWomen were also presented to first and second place winners in Main Dish in which beef was an ingredient.
Each contestant had earned championships in their county to advance to the day-long competition at the District meet. The dishes were judged by panels of professional home economists and 4-H leaders. Contestants were quizzed on nutritional values, preparation methods, food safety and costs of preparation. Two invitational features were special Food and Nutrition exhibits prepared by some of the 4-H members from the Rolling Plains as well as news releases specially prepared by various 4-H members in the district. These 4-H’ers were recognized with certificates.
Representing Clay County as follows: Madeline Catron placed second in Junior Grains, Katie Yurcho participated in the Junior Protein category, Megan Adams participated in the Junior Fruit and Vegetable category and Layten Graham participated in the Junior Dairy category. Korri Franke placed second in the Intermediate Fruit and Vegetable category, Kalico Burkes placed third in Intermediate Grains category and Kylee Erickson placed fifth in the Intermediate Protein category with Jacobi Reynolds participating in the Intermediate Dairy category. Nicci Moore placed second in the Senior Protein category. Korri Franke prepared a Food and Nutrition exhibit and received a certificate of recognition for her efforts. Korri and Bodee Franke each wrote a nutrition news article for the contest and received a certificate of recognition for their efforts.
“All 4-H members are to be congratulated for a job well done,” said Extension Agent Sherri Halsell.