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Fannin County 4-H members excel at Texas 4-H Roundup
By Jessica Hall, County Extension Agent – 4-H & Youth Development
Jun 25, 2022
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Fannin County, Texas -- 4-H members from Fannin County 4-H participated at Texas 4-H Roundup and LEAD Academy in Bryan and College Station, Texas, June 6-9. Texas 4-H Roundup, the pinnacle event for all of Texas 4-H, welcomed more than 1,300 youth to compete in approximately 50 diverse competitions throughout the week. The contests included both qualifying events, where 4-H members qualified at their county and district contests to compete at the state level, and invitational events. Texas 4-H Roundup was open to senior level, or high school aged, 4-H members only this year. Additionally, the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation awarded just under $2.9 million in scholarships to 244 youth.

LEAD Academy was an event for 4-H members, parents, and volunteers. Participants attended a college and career fair, participated in a day of community service around Bryan College Station, and participated in two days of educational workshops.

4-H is America’s largest youth development organization, empowering nearly six million young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The mission of Texas 4-H is to provide meaningful opportunities for all youth to have fun, learn, explore, and discover. While participating in 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders, and form positive attitudes helping them to be capable, responsible, and compassionate members of society. Texas 4-H, as part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, also stands to, through the application of science-based knowledge, create high-quality, relevant continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change.

The Fannin County 4-H program is proud of the following youth for their participation and success at Texas 4-H Roundup and LEAD Academy:

Emily Sweet, Agriculture Product ID & Agriculture and Natural Resources Educational Presentation  

Joseph Arris, Agriculture Product ID & Safety and Injury Prevention Educational Presentation 

Robert Arris, Agriculture Product ID & Family and Consumer Education Educational Presentation

“We were proud to host Texas 4-H Roundup and LEAD Academy once again and allow our 4-H youth from across the state the opportunity to participate and excel,” said Montza Williams, Texas 4-H Youth Development Program Director. “It’s so fun to celebrate with members and leaders when so many come together.  Roundup is a time of great promise, anticipation, fulfilled goals and fun memories. I’m looking forward to a great time as 4-Hers amplify impacts today and in the year to come.”

The 2023 event is planned for June 5-8, 2023 in Bryan-College Station, Texas.