4-H'ers fare well at state Project BowlSeven teams from Douglas County attended the State 4-H Project Bowl competition on April 18 in Foley.
Seven teams from Douglas County attended the State 4-H Project Bowl competition on April 18 in Foley. The Project Bowl is the second largest attended event during the 4-H year. Patterned after the television show, College Bowl, it challenges teams of three to six youth in their knowledge of 4-H project areas.
There are seven bowls: Dairy, dog, general livestock, shooting sports/wildlife, horse poultry and rabbit. There are five regional bowls, followed by the state bowl.
For each bowl there are two divisions, junior and senior. Junior teams are composed of 4-H’ers in grades 3 through 8. Senior teams are composed of members in grades 4 through 4-H graduation.
Regional winners advance to the state bowl, and state winners in dairy, general livestock, horse and poultry go on to national contests.
Following are the results of the Douglas County 4-H teams:
• Senior Rabbit 1 – grand champion: Daniel Wagner of Brandon, Moe 4-H Club; Darren Radil of Alexandria, Lake Mary Troopers; Nicole Egenes of Alexandria, Chippewans; Bailey Morris of Brandon, Brandon Happy Knoll.
• Junior Rabbit 2 – 7th place: Mitchell Kalpin of Miltona, Happy Go Lucky; Shane Massmann of Osakis, Fancy Farmers; Molly Schouweiler of Alexandria, Chippewans; Molly Maudal of Carlos, Liberty Livewires; Madison Floden of Carlos, Hoofbeats.
• Junior General Livestock B – 9th place: William Schroeder of Brandon, Moe; Grant Yohnke of Carlos, Spruce Hill Rangers; Megan Kokett of Brandon, Moe; Gabrielle Palmer of Carlos, Spruce Hill Rangers; Nolan Hart of Eagle Bend, Spruce Hill Rangers.
• Senior Horse – 6th place: Jenna Hedstrom of Alexandria, Hoofbeats; Samantha Schlosser of Alexandria, Chippewans; Paige Gabrielson of Alexandria, Hoofbeats; Josh Hedstrom of Alexandria, Hoofbeats; Angela Bowman of Osakis, Fancy Farmers.
All teams are coached by parents and adult volunteers.