So today was the day for Educational Presentations, and Healthy Lifestyles competitions.
I gotta start with the big news because I’m just so excited that Jim Wells County has a State first place winner that will be going to Nationals in Denver Colorado in January!
Morgan won first place individual as well as first place overall Horse Educational Presentations with her presentation How to Judge an Equine Halter Class. She did a fabulous job and wowed all of the judges with her amazing speaking skills and her knowledge and expertise on her subject.
I’m so proud of her presentation skills from her speaking to her room presence to her ease in teaching and answering questions. She had some pretty tough competition, and while so many just “expect” her to succeed, I truly appreciate that this State level competition had some amazing kids giving presentations, and the judges expected a lot from these kids at this level. Morgan definitely gained some major brownie points from her time investment in judging, studying and working with her subject of interest as well as attending the A & M judging camp and getting to know the world class coaches and judging team members. She has the utmost respect and dedication for the effort, time and hard work it takes to judge, ride, and be a part of the horse world as a true all-around horsewoman, and I’m so extremely proud of all of her accomplishments as well as the way she represents her club, county and district 4-H programs. She is a model 4-Her and teen!
So very proud of you, Morgan, and can’t wait to make that trip to Nationals! Our county extension agents as well as so many others are so proud of you too!
Today our Healthy Lifestyles teams also competed. Our teams did great, and Taylor and Kaitlyn’s intermediate team with Ashlyn and Elise got 4th place!
We have some absolutely fabulous JWC 4-Hers.
They had a wonderful time and made lots of memories as well as representing their county in a BIG way! Here is a group photo of all of our JWC Healthy Lifestyle teams with Coach Barbie:
As the 2013 Texas State Roundup comes to a close, I know the kids from JWC have some awesome memories and can’t wait until next year!