DENVER – Kathleen Sullivan of Panguitch competed at the National Western Roundup in Denver, Colorado, the first week of January. There she competed against other 4-H members from across the county in the Fashion Revue Contest. She represented Garfield County amongst the 53 delegates from Utah. Kathleen competed and won the Smart Shop Challenge last year at the Utah 4-H State Contests, which qualified her to compete on the national level. We are proud of the great efforts and preparation Kathleen put into this contest. At the National Western Roundup, the delegation attended workshops, contests, tours, and the National Western Stockshow.
Attending the National Western Round Up, the delegation also can establish new friendships with fellow 4-H and FFA members and leaders, participate in social and educational programs by being a participant, not a spectator, experience and develop greater personal growth, continue to develop leadership and citizenship skills, reach for new career ideas and cultural development in areas of business, agriculture, science, industry, education and the arts, and share personal experiences with others through things that have been meaningful to your growth and development.
Utah 4-H State Contests will be July 9th- 11th and if open to 9th- 12th grade youth, held on the beautiful Utah State University Campus in Logan, Utah. The Utah 4-H State Contests is a competitive showcase of youth talent throughout the state. Utah 4-H Seniors gather at State Contests for a chance to win the state title. There are a variety of contests from Horse and Livestock to consumer sciences, public speaking, talent, and shooting sports. Winners receives prizes such as scholarships, equipment or a chance to compete at the national level. This event showcases skills in a competitive environment where youth achieve goals, meet others with similar interests and develop a greater sense of belonging. Watch for future information on County and State Contests, or contact Callie Ward at the USU Extension office for more details!
—Callie Ward, USU Extension, Garfield County