DeKalb County 4-H Excels at State 4-H Roundup

July 30, 2011
by: 
April B. Martin, Extension Agent
Cassie Cain, Kayley Green, Matthew Cain, Hailey Perry, and Elizabeth Sanders
Hailey Perry, Matthew Cain, and Elizabeth Sanders.

DeKalb County was well represented at the State 4-H Roundup/All-Star Conference held recently at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Roundup is a state high school level event for 4-H members competing in project areas. To get to this level, 4-Hers must complete a portfolio and be one of five state finalists. At Roundup, they are required to do an interview along with a project display or resume.

Elizabeth Sanders, a senior at DeKalb County High School, received the Level II Goat project award. Kayley Green, a sophomore, received the Level I Food, Health, and Fitness project award. Hailey Perry, a senior, received the Family and Consumer Science Leadership award. These three 4-Hers received a trip to the National 4-H Congress to be held later this year. Also, Cassie Cain, a sophomore, competed in the Level I Veterinary Science project. Matthew Cain, a senior, competed in the Level II Veterinary Science project.

State elections are also held while at Roundup. We are very proud that two DeKalb County 4-Hers were elected to state positions. Elizabeth Sanders was re-elected as the State 4-H Council Member-At-Large for the second year in a row. Hailey Perry was elected as the State 4-H All-Star Scribe.

Another major event that occurs while at 4-H Roundup is the Vol State ceremony. Vol State is the highest level of recognition a Tennessee 4-H member may achieve. Vol State is presented to high school juniors and seniors in recognition of excellence in all phases of 4-H work, as well as service and leadership rendered in their communities.

We are proud that 4-Hers Hailey Perry, Elizabeth Sanders, and Matthew Cain were presented with the Vol State Award.
More information about 4-H Roundup can be found at http://www.utextension.utk.edu/4H/roundup/index.htm. The University of Tennessee Extension offers all its programs to everyone in the community, regardless of race, sex, national origin or ethnicity.

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