AMES, Iowa -- The Dubuque County Senior Dairy Quiz Bowl Team placed first in the annual 4-H Youth Dairy Quiz Bowl, held June 9 at the Starmont High School near Arlington. The members of the Dubuque County team will represent Iowa 4-H at the National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl in Louisville, Ky. in November.
Winning senior team members from Dubuque County include Clint Heacock, Dubuque; Elizabeth Gaul and Kayla Demmer, Peosta; and Kurt Wolf, Bankston.
The Fayette County team finished second in the senior division. Team members included Emily Schmitt, Hawkeye; Gayle Bishop, West Union; Mandy Koester, Eldorado; and Michael Stewart, Oelwein.
The Dubuque County team won the Intermediate Division. Team members included Luke Rauen and Mark Simon, Farley; Shelby Gaul, Peosta; and Ted Wolf, Bankston.
The Fayette County team finished second in the Intermediate Divison. Team members included Dan Stewart, Oelwein; Katie Steinlage, West Union; Jacob Scott, Westgate; Katie Adams, Wacoma; and Brittany Lantzky, Alpha.
The Dubuque County team won the Junior Division. Team members included Scotty Wolf, Bankston; Hans Gaul, Peosta; Josh Simon, Farley; and Sam Lehmann, Durango.
Fayette County placed second in the Junior Division. Team members included Lorgan Worden, Oelwein; Rachel Scott, Westgate; Joey Adams, Wacoma; and Kyle Bishop, West Union.
Dubuque County teams were coached by Dee Gaul, Shirley Simon and Kim Wolf. Fayette County teams were coached by Marilyn Steffens, Jonna Worden and Jared Stewart.
The quiz bowl provides an opportunity for youth to demonstrate their knowledge about the dairy industry. The winner of each match in the double-elimination event was determined by a combination of the scores for a written quiz, team questions and a toss-up competition.
The Fayette County 4-H Dairy Club gave a presentation and presented trophies in honor of two former 4-H Dairy project participants who died in an airplane accident earlier this year, Connie Stewart and her daughter Sarah. Dairy Farmers of America provided trophies for the state-wide event. The Iowa 4-H Foundation Dairy Endowment will provide funding for the senior team's trip to Louisville, Ky.
Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640, firstname.lastname@example.org