What happens when you combine recognition of hard work and achievement, educational workshops, competitive events, making new friends and $100,000 in educational scholarships? These are just a few of the ingredients for a successful 97th State 4-H Roundup.
Nearly 800 club members, volunteer leaders and Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension educators gathered recently on the OSU campus for the state’s biggest 4-H event. This year’s theme was Capture Your Moments, Develop Your Future.
Serving as delegates from Garvin County were Mackenzie Hicks of Stratford; Brayden Alexander, Dylan Cope and TJ Cope, all of Wynnewood; Jarret Akins, Halli Henson and Caitlyn Landreth, all of Maysville; and Carson Green of Pauls Valley.
Attending as chaperones were Chris Cope of Wynnewood, Christie Puckett of Maysville and Garvin County 4-H educator Melissa Koesler.
“We were so excited to have everyone on campus recently for State 4-H Roundup,” said Cathy Allen, curriculum coordinator in the state 4-H office.
“It’s always great to have the delegates at OSU, recognize their achievements, offer learning opportunities and to just have fun.”
Garvin County had two members who placed in the top three Record Books Statewide in their respective categories – Jarret Akins in Foods and Nutrition and Jesse Atkins, Horticulture.
Atkins was named as an Oklahoma State Record Book winner earning him a $1,200 scholarship and plaque.
The final day of the event featured some talented 4-H’ers taking the stage during the Capstone Assembly.
One of the highlights of the assembly was the announcement of the 2018-2019 State Leadership Council.
Garvin County’s own Dylan Cope ran and presented a campaign speech. Dylan was running for Southeast District representative.