Runnels County and the community of Winters was WELL represented at the District 7 4-H Leaders 4 Life contest on Friday at Grape Creek Baptist Church. The contest is composed of a mock 4-H meeting which each team must conduct using proper parliamentary procedure, and a series of questions based on their knowledge of parliamentary procedure. The senior teams must also submit a one page front and page service interpretation piece complete with photos and text featuring a service project of the county's 4-H program for the current year.
While we have kids participating from across the county, a majority of them are students of the Ballinger ISD.
Runnels County took a total of six teams to the District 7 Leaders 4 Life contest on Friday (March 28) There were a total of six teams in the junior division.
The Junior Division is composed of elementary and junior high ages.
This Junior Team placed third in the contest. Team members are:
Cole Zentner-Rowena 4-H Club
Ryan Matschek-Rowena 4-H Club
Caitlin Virden-Ballinger 4-H Club
Paul McDaniel-Ballinger 4-H Club
Brandon Teplicek-Ballinger 4-H Club
This Junior Team placed fourth in the contest. Team members are:
Emma Duke-Ballinger 4-H Club
Katy Duke-Ballinger 4-H Club
Jessica Castleberry-Ballinger 4-H Club
Cammi Teplicek-Ballinger 4-H Club
This Junior Team placed fifth in the contest. Team members are:
Aiden Busenlehner-Ballinger 4-H Club
Mason Cave-Ballinger 4-H Club
Avery Flanagan-Ballinger 4-H Club
Lane Busenlehner-Ballinger 4-H Club
Marcus Castleberry-Ballinger 4-H Club
This Junior Team placed sixth in the contest. Team members are:
Ben Flanagan-Ballinger 4-H Club
Cash Drennan-Ballinger 4-H Club
Sage Boatright-Miles 4-H Club
Cade Busenlehner-Ballinger 4-H Club
The Senior teams are composed of high school aged 4-H members in ninth through twelfth grades. Runnels County fielded two of the six total teams in the senior division. The top three placing teams qualify to compete in the state Leaders for Life contest in June at Texas 4-H Roundup at Texas A & M University.
This Senior Team placed first in the contest and qualified to compete at Texas 4-H Roundup. Team members are:
Ethan Bredemeyer-Winters 4-H Club
Rachel Gibbs-Ballinger 4-H Club
Jennifer Castleberry-Ballinger 4-H Club
Brylee Matschek-Rowena 4-H Club
Hannah Pinckney-Ballinger 4-H Club
Alyssa Flanagan-Ballinger 4-H Club
This Senior Team placed third in the contest and qualified to compete at Texas 4-H Roundup. Team members are:
McKenzie Arrott-Ballinger 4-H Club
Adam Multer-Rowena 4-H Club
Cole Cave-Ballinger 4-H Club
Kolton Looka-Miles 4-H Club
Davis Matschek-Rowena 4-H Club
Sam Woodall-Winters 4-H Club