Twenty-four Denton County youth brought home numerous awards from the 71st annual Texas 4-H Roundup held June 6-8 at Texas A&M University in College Station.
Denton County took 38 4-H members to Roundup this year to compete in 13 events.
Seven members placed first in Meat Judging & Identification and Hippology. Two members won High Individual in their categories.
Fourteen members placed second in Robotics, Meat Judging & Identification, Hippology and Healthy Lifestyles. One member won High Individual in his category.
Macy Archer was awarded a $20,000 scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show.
Texas 4-H Roundup is the pinnacle event for all of Texas 4-H, with more than 4,000 participants competing in approximately 50 diverse competitions throughout the week-long event. The majority of the events require each individual or team to qualify at the county and district level.
4-H is the nation's largest youth development and empowerment organization, cultivating confident kids who tackle the issues that matter most in their communities right now. More than 65,000 Texas youth are enrolled members of 4-H community clubs in Texas. Another 850,000 Texas youth get involved in 4-H through special educational opportunities at school, in after-school programs or at neighborhood or youth centers. The youth who attend 4-H Roundup are able to display the leadership skills, citizenship development, team building and competition skills learned throughout the year.
FEATURED PHOTO: Several 4-H members from Denton County brought home awards from the 71st annual Texas 4-H Roundup held June 6-8 at Texas A&M University in College Station.