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State 4-H Congress

State 4-H Congress is an annual state event designed to supplement our county 4-H programs. This event provides positive leadership and educational opportunities for senior 4-H members from across the state in an effort to develop these young people to their fullest potential. To meet the needs of a diverse and changing society, State 4-H Congress aims to inspire productive citizens and catalysts for positive change.

2019 State 4-H Congress officially begins on May 29, 2019, and ends May 31, 2019. The official delegation is made up of 4-H members, 4-H–certified volunteer adult leaders, and Extension agents/staff registered for the entire event. It is expected that all counties will be represented.

The annual event takes place on the campus of Mississippi State University.

View the State 4-H Congress Handbook (M2204)

Winners from the final competitions.

Contest

Place

Name

County

Consumer Judging (Team)

1   Pearl River
  2   Noxubee
  3   Lee Team 1
       

Consumer Judging (Individual)

1 Lili Thomas Lee
  2 Jaykanze Bryant Noxubee
  3 Abigail Hartline Pearl River
   

 

 

Poultry Egg Prep

1

Jace Welborn

Jasper
  2

Chelsea Doss

Clay
  3

Da'Nasia Caston

Adams
       

Automobile Driving

1 Micah Crawford Tate
  2 Kye Meeks Benton
  3 Hailey Wells Lauderdale
       

Robotics Team

1   Oktibbeha
  2   Tishomingo
       

Electric Judging

1

Carson Long

Pontotoc

  2

Sam Madden

Lauderdale

       

Small Engines

1 Matthew Crawford Tate
       

Clothing Construction II

1 Ashley Adams Washington
       

Clothing Construction III

1 Kierra McClinton Walthall
  2 Katie Whitehead Franklin
       

Clothing Construction IV

1 Olivia Branum Pearl River
       

Photography Judging

1 Mary Kathryn Smith LeFlore
  2 Tae’ Angelo Carter Washington
  3 Davis Westbrook Yazoo
       

Dairy Products Judging (Ind.)

1

Diamond Sharpe

Lee

  2

Aaliyah Westmoreland

Lee

  3

Chloe Pina

Pontotoc

       

Dairy Products Judging (Team)

1   Lee
  2   Pontotoc
  3   Coahoma
       

Wildlife Judging Team

1   Pontotoc A
  2   Forrest
  3   Tishomingo
       

Wildlife Judging (Ind.)

1

Coledon Montgomery

Pontotoc
  2

Mabry Chamblee,

Pontotoc
  3

Elizabeth Grace Nichols

Pontotoc
       

Tractor Operation

1 Davian Powell Holmes
  2 Gabe Entrekin Pearl River
  3 Caycen Ratcliff Stone
       

Compact Tractor Driving

1 Taylor Vowell Leake
  2 Levi Woodard Clarke
  3 Ben Wilkinson Amite
       

Citizenship Bowl

1   Pontotoc 1
  2   Washington
  3   Pearl River
       

Horticulture Judging (Team)

1   Pontotoc
       

Horticulture Judging (Ind)

1 Anne Taylor Pontotoc
  2 Amy Priest Pontotoc
  3 Laura Lee Brown Pontotoc
       

Seed ID and Quality Judging (Team)

1   Pontotoc
  2   Perry
       

Seed ID and Quality Judging (Ind.)

1 Elizabeth Swinford Benton
  2 John Williams Benton
  3 Laura Brown Pontotoc
       

Livestock Bowl (Team)

1   Union
  2   Pontotoc
  3   Chickasaw

Winners from Thursday 5/30/2019 Competitions

Contest

Place

Name

County

Clothing Selection

1 Jarius Anders Walthall
  2 Hunter Brooks Lowndes
  3 Courtney Jackson Jasper

Forestry Judging Team

1   Rankin
  2   Lee
  3   Amite

Forestry Judging Individual

1 Ashlyn Henderson Wayne
  2 Payton Lemoine Rankin
  3 Caly Haskins Rankin
       

Insect Collection

1 Jacob Lindsey Lee
  2 Peyton Horn Bolivar

MS 4-H Team Cook-Off

1   Amite
  2   Lowndes

Child Development Team

1   Pontotoc 1
  • Danalyn Buchanan
  • Alvia Buchanan
  • Morgan McGoughy and
Tykirah Ivy
  2 Anna Vowell Lee
      Pontotoc 2

Child Development Individual

1 Presley McMillan Tishomingo
  2 Craig Hinton Harrison
  3 Ingrid Bengston Benton

Bicycle

1 Dylan King Marshall
  2 Tamarcus Funches Tunica
  3 Robert Jones, Jr. Marshall

Career Pursuit

1 Lana Estes Union
  2 Debreanna Taylor Hinds
  3 Elizabeth Reaux Stone
       

Computer

1 Lathe Ward Pontotoc
  2 Ben Johnson Lee
       

Public Speaking I

1 Tashunti Trice Lee
  2 Sean O’Neil Clarke
  3 Ashanti Wigley Humphreys
       

Public Speaking II

1 Daniel Laudadio Alcorn
  2 Anna Grace Carter Rankin
  3 Savana Mars Adams
       

Interior Design (Level I)

1 Madelynne Goodson Oktibbeha
  2 Reocca Rice Oktibbeha
  3 Swayze Browning Union
       

Interior Design (Level II)

1 Lacy Raines Union
  2 Olivia Howell Holmes
  3 Molly Whitehead Franklin
       

Interior Design (Level III)

1 Hannah Dean Chickasaw
  2 Macy Freeman Amite

Winners from Wednesday 5/29/2019 Competitions

Contest

Place

Name

County

Welding

1

Taylor Vowell

Leake

 

2

Chase Foster

Pontotoc

Beef VP

1

Nina Hay

Lauderdale

 

2

Dallas Stroud

Scott

 

3

Elizabeth Rone

Panola

   

 

 

Clothing VP

1

Andreanna Page

Humphreys

 

2

Bre' Cameron

Pike

 

3

Jasmine Triplett

Humphreys

   

 

 

Conservation VP

1

Cedric Jones

Kemper

 

2

Tamorris Luster

Noxubee

 

3

Brooklyn Roberts

Clarke

   

 

 

Consumer Ed VP

1

Lacy Raines

Union

 

2

T'ajahlon White

Lee

 

3

Reocca Rice

Oktibbeha

   

 

 

Dairy Animals VP

1

Swayze Browning

Union

 

2

Anna Vowell

Leake

   

 

 

Dairy Foods VP

1

Katelyn Casey

Pearl river

 

2

Lana Estes

Union

Dairy Foods VP

3

Peyton Barber

Pearl river

   

 

 

Engineering VP

1

Kylie Headley

Oktibbeha

 

2

Anna Grace Carter

Rankin

 

3

Juan Bankhead

Noxubee

   

 

 

Entomology VP

1

Brianna Buggs

Washington

 

2

Alonzo Ramsey

Kemper

 

3

Ashlyn Wilson

Pearl river

   

 

 

Foods and Nutrition VP

1

Kim Strouse

Pearl river

 

2

Cassin Gant

Oktibbeha

 

3

Ja'don Lavallais

Pike

   

 

 

Gardening/Horticulture VP

1

Daniel Laudadio

Alcorn

 

2

Jamiya Mason

Noxubee

 

3

Renee Harris

Pearl river

   

 

 

Health VP

1

Myra Thompson

Oktibbeha

 

2

Alvie Mixon

Pike

 

3

Madison Tingle

Newton

   

 

 

Other Projects VP

1

Sean Watkins

Newton

 

2

Atley Thompson

Oktibbeha

 

3

"Gabe" Entrekin

Pearl river

   

 

 

Personal Development VP

1

Rosalyn Ware

Hinds

 

2

Madelynne Goodson

Oktibbeha

 

3

Kacilyn Pegues

Lee

   

 

 

Photography VP

1

Izaun Baxter

Harrison

 

2

Malik Lenard

Pike

 

3

Shay Chandler

Noxubee

   

 

 

Plant and Soil Science VP

1

Jaykanze Bryant

Noxubee

 

2

Damion Mckenzie

Pike

 

3

Reslyn Ramsey

Kemper

   

 

 

PowerPoint

1

Brandon Booth

Newton

 

2

Jaykanze Bryant

Noxubee

 

3

Anna Grace Carter

Rankin

   

 

 

Sheep/Swine/Meat Goats VP

1

Debreanna Taylor

Hinds

 

2

Moiya McCullough

Panola

 

3

Carmen Hamilton

Rankin

   

 

 

Vet Science/ Pet Care VP

1

Katelyn Humphreys

Lowndes

 

2

Connor Hidalgo

Lee

 

3

Zion Harris

Noxubee

   

 

 

Modeling Squad Small Team

1

 

Washington

 

2

 

Chickasaw

 

1

 

Pontotoc

 

2

 

LeFlore

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