Team Howard County Shines at State 4-H Horse Jamboree
Submitted by skbarnes on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 06:59
Eleven youth participated on Team Howard County at the Iowa State 4-H Horse Jamboree competition on Saturday, April 13th and Sunday, April 14th at Iowa State University in Ames.
The group of eleven started meeting in early January to begin preparing for the competition. They studied everything about horses from how to buy a horse, to feeding and caring, anatomy, tack identification, health issues, equine careers, colors, breeds and hoof care. During Saturday’s Hippology competition, teams were presented several stations and needed to identify the contents. Junior team members were McKenzie Mork, Hallie Frohn, Kristen Reicks, Cassy Kennon, Karissa Stika and Amber Hron. In the junior division, McKenzie Mork placed 5th overall. Emi Frohn, Stephanie Reicks, Thea Hartzell, Abby Kennon and Rachel Stika made up the senior team. In the senior division, Emi Frohn placed 5th overall and the team placed 3rd overall. The team earned the opportunity to advance to the Ohio All-American Quarter Horse Congress and represent Iowa at the competition this fall.
The youth also participated in the communication events. In the junior division, Kristen Reicks and Hallie Frohn participated in the team demonstration, receiving Grand Champion. In the senior division, Emi Frohn and Stephanie Reicks participated in the team demonstration, receiving Grand Champion. Thea Hartzell participated in the individual demonstration event, receiving Grand Champion. These three girls will represent Iowa and advance to the Western Nationals in Denver, Colorado next January. Rachel Stika also participated in the senior division public speaking event, receiving Reserve Champion. She will represent Iowa and advance to the All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Ohio this fall.
Horseless Horse projects were judged on Saturday and awarded ribbons in three divisions; beginner – grades 4-6, junior – grades 7-8 and senior – grades 9-12. Team Howard County excelled in horseless horse projects again this year. Results from the Horseless Horse projects are as follows.
Stephanie Reicks participated in the senior division earning Reserve Champion in photography and blue in poster. Rachel Stika participated in the senior division earning Champion in digital storytelling, Champion in crafts and purple in poetry. Thea Hartzell participated in the senior division receiving Champion in essay, Reserve Champion in digital storytelling and Champion in scrapbooking. Abby Kennon participated in the senior division earning Champion in poetry, blue in photography and purple in drawing. Emi Frohn also participated in the senior division receiving Reserve Champion in drawing, purple in digital storytelling, blue in photography and blue in painting.
Hallie Frohn participated in the junior division earning Champion in photography, blue in photography, blue in poster and blue in digital storytelling. Cassy Kennon participated in the junior division receiving a blue in photography and blue in craft. Amber Hron participated in the junior division earning a purple in craft, red in photography and red in drawing. Karissa Stika participated in the junior division receiving a purple in poetry and blue in poster. Kristen Reicks participated in the junior division earning Reserve Champion in short story, Reserve Champion in poetry and two reds in photography. McKenzie Mork participated in the junior division receiving Champion in digital storytelling, Reserve Champion in crafts, blue in drawing, blue in crafts and red in photography.
Sunday marked the Quiz Bowl competition. Youth sit on a panel and are asked questions and score points if answered correctly. However, if questions are answered incorrectly the teams lose points. There are individual questions and team questions with potential for bonus questions. The junior quiz bowl team consisted of McKenzie Mork, Hallie Frohn, Kristen Reicks, Cassy Kennon, Karissa Stika and Amber Hron. Emi Frohn, Stephanie Reicks, Rachel Stika, Thea Hartzell and Abby Kennon participated on the senior team. In the junior division, Hallie Frohn placed 3rd overall individual.
Team Howard County is coached by Tess Kennon and Barb Reicks. A HUGE thank you goes to parents for putting time in to get youth to meetings and helping out while in Ames. The teams could not have represented Howard County so well without your support!
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