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Hopkins County 4-H Members Earn District Honors

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               4-H is the largest youth organization in the United States.  Close to 200 youth are members of 4-H in Hopkins County.  Several members participated in District 4-H contests recently, and brought home numerous awards.  The following is a list of the 4-H’ers along with their respective contests and placings:

Food Show

  • Marilena Reyes, Junior Breads & Cereals – 4th
  • Natalie Vaughn, Junior Main Dish – 5th
  • Ethan George, Intermediate Main Dish – 4th
  • Rylie Carroll, Intermediate Nutritious Snack – 1st

Share-the-Fun Talent Competition

  • Nathan Bilyeu and Emma Boatman, Junior Vocal Duet – 2nd
  • Diego Childs, Intermediate Poetry – 2nd

Fashion Show Buying Division

  • Marilena Reyes, Junior, Fantastic Fashions Under $25 – 2nd
  • Ethan George, Intermediate Everyday Living – 1st
  • Rylie Carroll, Intermediate Special Interest – 1st
  • Jorja Bessonett, Senior Formal – 4th
  • Elida Miller, Senior Fantastic Fashions Under $25 – 3rd

Food Challenge

  • Diego Childs, Rylie Carroll, Eliana Moreland, Marilena Reyes, Intermediate Team – 5th

Educational Presentations

  • Natalie Vaugh, Junior Open Category – 6th
  • Ethan George, Intermediate Beef – 1st
  • Savannah Allen, Senior Beef – 1st

Public Speaking

  • Rylie Carroll, Intermediate – 7th
  • Elida Miller, Senior – 7th


  • Geoffrey Stewart, Senior compound aided – 2nd

Consumer Decision Making

  • Braden Lennon, Rylie Carroll, Diego Childs, Marilena Reyes – Overall Team, 4th
  • Braden Lennon, Overall High Point Individual – 3rd
  • Rylie Carroll, High Individual Reasons, 3rd; Overall High Point Individual – 5th
  • Diego Childs, High Individual Reasons, 5th

Enrollment for the 2019-2020 4-H year will begin in mid-August.  Contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office – Hopkins County, for more information – 903-885-3443.  4-H is for all youth and all interests!

Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Family & Community Health Agent

Hopkins County

P.O. Box 518

1200-B W. Houston

Sulphur Springs, TX 75483


[email protected]

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