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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.

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 2019 final competitions.





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





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


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


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






1 Taylor Vowell Leake
  2 Chase Foster



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


Daniel Laudadio




Jamiya Mason




Renee Harris

Pearl river




Health VP


Myra Thompson




Alvie Mixon




Madison Tingle





Other Projects VP


Sean Watkins




Atley Thompson




"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


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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Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Healthy Homes Initiative, Mississippi Well Owner Network March 25, 2021

 Private well workshops in four counties this spring will help homeowners improve their drinking water sources.

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Filed Under: 4-H, Join 4-H February 1, 2021

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Problem-solving and critical thinking are two prerequisites for competent animal care, and a new curriculum will help 4-H’ers learn those skills.

The Mississippi State University Extension Center for 4-H Youth Development and the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine collaborated on the Caring for Animals 4-H project. It is targeted toward 12- to 15-year-olds and designed to develop knowledge of the relationship between people, animals and the environment.

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Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Coronavirus January 15, 2021

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The saying goes that tough times bring out the best and worst in people. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception, and consumers need to be wary of potential fraud related to the vaccine as it is rolled out.

Those who have not yet scheduled an appointment to receive their first dose will be waiting another month. On Jan. 15, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported that appointments may be limited until late January, as most of the state’s available vaccine inventory had already been scheduled or distributed.

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Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Food and Health, Food January 5, 2021

Some of my favorite winter desserts are fruit-based, including apple pie and apple crisp. But as we begin the new year, I need to get back to healthier eating habits!

If you are looking for a bright apple flavor without the calories found in a pie or caramel apple, try this smoothie! A 1-cup serving is just 90 calories!

Success Stories

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Health and Wellness, Community, Health, AIM for CHangE, Coronavirus
Volume 6 Number 2

Lexington coalition organizes food giveaway amid pandemic

When the Guardian (U.S. edition) released its article “In the poorest county, in America’s poorest state, a virus hits home: ‘Hunger is rampant’” in early April 2020, a local coalition in Holmes County had already organized to create a food pantry in Lexington.

A young boy wearing a NASA sweatshirt stands on a sidewalk holding a camera by his side.
4-H, Join 4-H, STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Coronavirus
Volume 6 Number 2

4-H’er creates instructional video

4-H’ers learn by doing, pandemic or no pandemic. So, even though Aaron Lampley could not meet with the Winston County Photography Club, he could leverage technology to increase his own skills and share his expertise with other photo enthusiasts.

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4-H, Join 4-H, Leadership and Citizenship, STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Coronavirus
Volume 6 Number 2

4-H’er uses tech to unite club, serve community

Not many teens—or adults, for that matter—know the ins and outs of Robert’s Rules of Order, but 17-year-old Chasity Moses is making a habit of knowing and doing things that set her apart.

A group of 11 men and women wearing masks stand in front of a brick building.
Health and Wellness, Community, Health, AIM for CHangE, Coronavirus
Volume 6 Number 2

The Lexington Food Pantry’s food giveaways in Holmes County came together because of a group of dedicated volunteers, many of whom are part of the AIM for CHangE coalition in Lexington. Advancing, Inspiring, and Motivating for Community Health through Extension—AIM for CHangE—develops community-led groups that develop health solutions specifically for local residents.

A young woman wearing a black shirt smiling.
4-H, Join 4-H
Volume 6 Number 2

Originally from Port Gibson, Jonnese Goings is now an inventory control analyst at the Belk Inc. corporate office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her 4-H background taught her to be independent and committed to whatever she sets her mind to and helped her obtain several internships and leadership positions during her college years. The leadership and public speaking skills she developed in the 4-H youth development program coordinated by the Mississippi State University Extension Service continue to benefit her in her career today.


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