Local 4-H members excel on state stage

PAUL TIPPER OF Bristol, back left, and Alexis Whipple, back, second from right, earned rosette ribbons for their high individual scores in the 10-11-year-olds age group at the State 4-H Bovine Bonanza. Photo/Terri Conant

4-H'ERS WHO PLACED in the top 10 in the 12- and 13-year-olds age group at the State 4-H Bovine Bonanza, Nov. 9 in Burlington, include: Front row (left to right): Natalie Atkins, Lincoln; Elizabeth Waterman, Thetford Center; Christin Haynes, East Montpelier; Emma Oliver, Bridport; Brailey Livingston, New Haven. Back row: Avery Carl and Erin Whipple, both from Bridport; Olivia Smith, Lyndonville; Brendan Gebo, Bristol; Patty Bruce, East Wallingford. Photo/Terri Conant

BURLINGTON — 4-H club members from throughout Vermont gathered at the University of Vermont campus on Nov. 9 for the State 4-H Bovine Bonanza. A number of Addison County 4-H-ers participated in the event formerly known as the 4-H Dairy Challenge. The sessions covered hoof care, tractor safety, nutrition and reproduction.

Addison County 4-H-ers placed as follows:

10- and 11-year-olds: Paul Tipper, Bristol (fourth), and Alexis Whipple, Bridport (sixth).

12- and 13-year-olds: Avery Carl, Bridport (first); Natalie Atkins, Lincoln (second); Emma Oliver, Bridport (fifth); Brailey Livingston, New Haven (sixth); Erin Whipple, Bridport (seventh); and Brendan Gebo, Bristol (ninth).

14- to 18-year-olds: Courtney Curler, Bridport (first); Brianna Vander Wey, Ferrisburgh (third); Katherine Whipple, Bridport (fourth); Rosa Kehoe, Middlebury (ninth); Karissa Livingston, New Haven (tenth).

Other 4-H’ers who competed in the Senior Division (14-18) were Elisabeth Crawford and Morgan White, both from Whiting; Jonathan Flores-Torres, Ferrisburgh; Michael Plouffe, Bridport; and Ashton Thomas, Orwell.

Among those Assisting Wendy Sorrell, UVM Extension 4-H livestock educator, were adult volunteers Hannah Clark and Brittany Trudo, both from Shoreham; and Becky Plouffe, of Bridport.


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