The UVM Extension 4-H-sponsored event, which included a written test and several buzzer rounds of oral questions, attracted 76 participants. While all age groups competed for rosette ribbons, competitors in the senior division for ages 14 and older, also had a chance for a spot on the four-member state quiz bowl team that will compete at the regional and national level.
The top finishers in this division were Abigail Hurd, Greensboro; Isabel Hall, East Montpelier; Katelyn Patenaude, Holland; and Katherine Howard, Thetford. Although Katelyn finished third, she is not eligible to compete on the state team as she is a second-semester college freshman. Competitors cannot be past their first semester of college to qualify for the team.
Instead the fourth member of the team will be Lily Vaughan, Thetford, who finished fifth. Maddie Nadeau of Derby, the sixth-place finisher, is the first alternate. The team will compete in quiz bowl competition at Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA in September, and the North American Invitational 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest, Louisville, KY in November.
Other seniors finishing in the top 10 were Leah Titus, Reading; Elizabeth Menard, Fairfield; Todd Howard, Greensboro; and Kennedy Moore, Reading.
Junior Division winners, in order of placement:
- 8- and 9-years-old: Gabriel Michaud, East Hardwick; Liviya Russo, Lunenburg; Emma Seward, East Wallingford; Morgan Michaud, East Hardwick; Emma Oliver, Bridport; Natalie Michaud, East Hardwick; Jeremy Cross, Brownsville; Jorja Kinney, Newport Center; Mackenzie Clark, Castleton; Christin Haynes, East Montpelier.
- 10- and 11-years-old: Owen Seward, East Wallingford; Lincoln Michaud, East Hardwick; Sadie Ellner, Morristown; Charlie Haynes, East Montpelier; Erica Goodhue, Fairfield; Rozalynd Ahlmann, Lunenburg; Michael Plouffe, Bridport; Aleah Nelson, Ryegate; Kendra Clark, Castleton; Taggart Schrader, East Montpelier.
- 12- and 13-years-old: Riley Cross, Brownsville; Calvin Seward, East Wallingford; Ryanne Nadeau, Derby; Hailey Pothier, Newport Center; Case Ballard, Georgia; Alexis Farr, Richmond; Gabby Shontz, Reading; Maya Jerose, Fairfield; Andrea Palmer, Weybridge; DJ Nelson, Ryegate.
If you are interested in learning more about the Vermont 4-H dairy program, contact Wendy Sorrell, UVM Extension 4-H livestock educator, at: 802-656-5418 or firstname.lastname@example.org