Hays group takes first at state 4-H Roundup

Representatives of the Texas Forestry Association congratulate Will Herron and Mikayla Wenzel on their first place win in the Natural Resources category of the 2012 Texas 4-H Roundup. (Courtesy Photo)



Two Hays County residents, including one from Buda, returned to the county carrying something bigger – first place certificates for their educational presentation.

Will Herron and Mikayla Wenzel were among many Hays County 4-H members who recently participated in the 2012 Texas 4-H Roundup on June 11-14 at the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock.

The roundup encompasses numerous state level 4-H contests, scholarship presentations, recognition assemblies, educational workshops and evening entertainment. Roundup is the highlight of the 4-H year, in which months – and sometimes years – of hard work pay off for both youth and adult participants.

Contests for Educational Presentations took place on June 14. The Hays County team of Herron and Wenzel placed first in the Natural Resources category with their presentation “Managing Your Ranch for Whitetail Deer.” Mikayla is the daughter of Will and Rhonda Covarrubias of Buda.

The week started June 11 with the Texas 4-H Foundation presenting more than $2 million in scholarships to 4-H members.  Hays County 4-H’ers earned a combined $16,000 in scholarships.

The Texas 4-H Photography Contest and Exhibit was held in conjunction with Roundup, with photos being displayed throughout the week. Hays County 4-H’ers had eight photos competing. Brittany Krenek received Blue Awards for her Animals Domestic and Elements of Design photos and a Red Award for her People photo. Brittany is the daughter of Theo and Jacque Krenek of Dripping Springs. Abby Linam was honored with Blue Awards for her photos entered in the Animals Wildlife, Details and Macros, Natural Landscape, and Night Photography and a Red Award for her Plant/Flora entry.

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