Austin County youth attend 2018 national 4-H/FFA roundup


DENVER – More than 1,000 youth from more than 33 states including Alberta, Canada, attended the Western National Roundup Jan. 4-7, 2018, in Denver.

The conference, now in its 98th year, is held annually in early January, coinciding with the National Western Stock Show. This year’s theme of “Unmask the Superhero in YOU” was aimed at helping participants gain confidence to help them create unique experiences for both themselves and others and thrive in their self-defined future through 4-H and FFA.

Austin County 4-H would like to salute its 4-Hers for their outstanding performance at the Western National Roundup Livestock Quiz Bowl. Austin County placed second overall. These outstanding 4-Hers represented Texas in a fine manner. The team received the honor to participate by competing at the 2017 Texas 4-H Roundup in College, Station during the month of June. The team consisted of Faith Martin, Hunter Spacek, William Diezi and Gabby Eskew.

The team was coached by Dena Janish and she was assisted by Dan Diezi. Competitions such as this allow youth participants the opportunity to develop a mastery of their respective subject matters, but more importantly, gain life-long skills. Austin County’s team was sponsored by the Austin County 4-H Parent Leaders Association.


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