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    The Young County 4-H Livestock Judging senior team which placed 10th place in the Texas 4-H Virtual National Qualifying Contest held Wednesday, July 29. The team is made up of Victoria Richards, Cade Anderson, Boomer Whitaker and Becca Burgess. (Contributed photos)

4-H Livestock Judging completes season virtually

Like most organizations, 4-H was left to scramble and find new ways to complete their calendar after COVID-19 forced the postponement and cancelation of many events. 4-H moved to virtual competitions, and the Young County 4-H Livestock Judging senior team of Victoria Richards, Cade Anderson, Boomer Whitaker and Becca Burgess, recently finished 10th at the Texas 4-H Virtual National Qualifying Contest.

In mid-March, the team was left at home as colleges, who typically host spring contests for 4-H, canceled their competitions. Young County students would generally be traveling to schools in the panhandle as well as Oklahoma. In June, it began to look like the rest of the schedule could be canceled as well.

“When June came around, and they canceled the state 4-H round-up. There was a period where we weren’t even sure if we would have a state contest,” said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent Savanna Williams. “It was set into motion to find out how we could have a state contest for these kids so they could still qualify for nationals.”

For the rest of the story, see the Aug. 8 edition of The Graham Leader.

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