Eleven 4-H’ers represented Wise County very well during the recent District 3 4-H Consumer Decision Making competition held last month in Vernon. Over 100 youth from across the 23 counties of the Rolling Plains District 3 participated in this contest to apply knowledge and skills gained in the Consumer Education Project and to compare personal decisions with the decisions of a panel of judges who are knowledgeable about today’s marketplace and its various goods and services.
Junior Division Team: 2nd Place team: Creed Vineyard, Hallie Washburn, and Kaitlyn Karrer. Hallie Washburn – 3rd Place High Point Individual; Kaitlyn Karrer - 5th Place High Point Individual and Creed Vineyard - 5th Place High Individual in Oral Reasons.
Intermediate Division Team: 1st Place team: Easton Vanover, Luke Tribe, Slayton Pruett, and Aaron Chancellor. Easton Vanover – 1st Place High Point Individual and 1st Place High Individual in Oral Reasons, and Luke Tribe - 5th Place High Point Individual.
Senior Division Team: 1st Place team: Lyndi Luttrull, Brady Vanover, Lauryn Luttrull, and Shelby Vanover. Lyndi Luttrull - 1st Place High Point Individual and 1st Place High Individual in Oral Reasons, Brady Vanover - 3rd Place High Point Individual and 5th Place High Individual in Oral Reasons, and Lauryn Luttrull - 5th Place High Individual in Oral Reasons. Placing first as a team earns the senior division team the right to represent Wise County and District 3 at the State contest during Texas 4-H Roundup next week in College Station.
These 4-H’ers have been busy studying various topics such as active wear, computers, outdoor camping equipment, nutritious snacks, fast food meals, and digital cameras. This prepares them to assume the role of the consumer in a situation and then decide which choice is best based on the situation. Four items are ranked in order, according to how well they meet the needs of the consumer.
The Texas 4-H and Youth Development education program, a component of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, a part of the Texas A&M System, creates supportive environments for culturally diverse youth and adults to reach their fullest potential.