Jackson County 4-Hers participated in the 97th annual 4-H Roundup in Stillwater from July 27-29.
The roundup is a statewide leadership event for young people ages 13-18.
Delegates get the opportunity to vote for a future leadership team, attend workshops and are encouraged to give back to the community, among a variety of other events.
This year nine delegates from across Jackson County attended and some from the area also took part in the Food Showdown Competition and the State Record Book Contest.
Michaella Reed, Charisa Dosher and Kaycee Finch represented Jackson County at the Food Showdown Competition and they placed second at the District Competition in Duncan at the end of May, which made them eligible to compete against seven other teams from four other districts.
The 4-H Food Showdown is a youth culinary challenge in which three member teams compete to create a dish while demonstrating knowledge in foods and nutrition, kitchen safety, equipment and creativity in food preparation. Each team creates a dish using only a clue, provided secret ingredients and items from the common pantry. From the secret ingredients, 4-H members must identify, prepare and then present information related to the serving size, nutritional value and cost of the dish.
Erick and Ethan Moreau were recognized during honors night for state record books. Honors night during the roundup is an opportunity to recognize 4-Hers for work and dedication as written in their record books.
Erick was a top three finalist in Science and Technology and Ethan was a top three finalist in Leadership. Being on stage is an honor and both boys said they are anxious to attend again next year.
The Jackson County 4-Hers learned a lot at the 97th annual Oklahoma State 4-H Roundup and are already counting the days until next year.
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