Local youth compete in Delta District 4-H O-Rama

Sixteen Jefferson County 4-H’ers competed against 4-H members from other Delta counties at the Delta District 4-H O-Rama held recently at East Arkansas Community College in Forrest City. Fifteen of the county delegates placed in the top five.

Jefferson County competitors and their events were:

(Juniors, ages 9-13)

• Brianna Barker, Performing Arts-Vocal

• Jonathan Burgess, Human Development

• Madison Clark, Environmental Stewardship

• Summer McGann, Gun Safety/Marksmanship

• Katelyn Lanni, Performing Arts-Instrumental

• Kristen Lanni, Performing Arts-Dance

• Dusty Scallion, Reel Into Sport Fishing

• Zoe Scallion, Bicycle

• Nathan Williams, Bait Casting/Fish Identification

(Seniors, ages 14-19)

• Ryan Clement, Reel Into Sport Fishing

• Reginald Howard, Bait Casting/Fish Identification

• Flora King, Gun safety/Marksmanship

• Rebecca Newby, Public Speaking

• Brentney Sargent, Health

• Tierra Williams, Human Development

• Ariana Woods, Performing Arts-Instrumental.

Brentney placed first in the Health category with her speech, “Fitness & Health”.

Senior 4-H’ers who place in the top seven are qualified to participate in the AR 4-H O-Rama at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville on July 23-26 and compete against 4-H members from all over the state. While at the university, they will have the opportunity to experience life on campus by living in a dorm, touring the university and participating in career-focused and other educational sessions.

Jefferson County 4-H’er and Arkansas 4-H Teen Star and Ambassador, Ariana Woods, led the American Pledge during the opening assembly at District O-Rama. Adult volunteers, MarShell Burgess and Teri Lanni, also attended the district event, along with county Extension staff members, Lee Anderson, Cindy Minton and Pia Woods.

For more information about 4-H in Jefferson County, contact Pia Woods at 870-534-1033 or visit the Extension office at 500 Idaho St.

The 4-H program is open to all youth between the ages of 5 and 19 without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (large print, audiotapes, etc.) should notify the county Extension office as soon as possible prior to the activity.