4-H members from Aransas County 4-H participated at the Texas 4-H Roundup Monday, June 6 through Thursday, June 9 in College Station. Texas 4-H Roundup is the pinnacle event for all of Texas 4-H and welcomed more than 1,300 youth to compete in 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.
The 4-H Clubs of Aransas County had three youth members participate and place in the Texas 4-H Roundup.
Kaitlyn Carruth took home five awards:
1st place – Fashion Show, Construction - Everyday Living
1st place – Fashion Show, Natural Fibers - Cotton
Blue Ribbon – Photography, Elements of Design
Blue Ribbon – Photography, Catch All
Red Ribbon – Photography, Details and Macro
Carruth’s 1st place award in Construction-Everyday Living qualified her to compete for one of four spots to represent Texas in the National 4-H Fashion Revue at the Western National Roundup in Denver in January 2023. To do this she will create a video, model her garment and give a 1-2 minute presentation on her learning experiences or activities within her clothing and textiles project, future project/personal plans, and other information related to her 4-H career. The videos will be judged on oral presentation skills, content of presentation, appearance of the garment and modeling. Judges will choose four youth from the submissions to advance to national competition.
Carruth also participated in a “Say Yes to FCS!” signing event hosted by The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences - Texas Affiliate. The event celebrated graduating seniors that chose majors in Family and Community Sciences. Carruth “signed” her commitment to Miami University in Oxford, OH, where she will major in Interior Design.
Madden Kuenstler took home two awards in photography:
Blue Ribbon - Photography, Plant/Flora
Blue Ribbon - Photography, Animals/Domestic
Champ Kuenstler won a Red Ribbon in Photography, Landscape and Nature.
“We were proud to host Texas 4-H Roundup once again and allow our 4-H youth from across the state the opportunity to participate and excel,” said Texas 4-H Youth Development Program Director Montza Williams. “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.”
In Aransas County, more than 80 4-H youth members, with more than 20 volunteers from the community, are involved in 4-H.
If one is interested in volunteering or know a youth interested in 4-H, contact the Aransas County Texas A&M AgriLife Office at 790-0103.