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VOLUME 03 - Issue 29
July 25, 2003


2004 State 4-H Roundup Council Members
4-H College Scholarship Winners Announced
All Stars Shine At State All Star Conference
Hale Master 4-H Family Winners
Photo Highlights From 4-H Roundup
Service At 4-H Roundup
State Winner Named In 4-H Volunteer Leader Recognition Program
Tennessee 4-H Roundup Awards Program Results
Vol State Ceremony At Roundup


July 28-August 1
Tennessee Junior Livestock Exposition (Sheep Events) - Cookeville

July 30-August 3
Southern Regional Horse Championships - Perry, GA

August 5
State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest - Franklin

August 15
Mid-South Fair Agribusiness/4-H Speaking Entries Due - State 4-H Office

August 15
Mid-South Fair Career Pursuit Entries Due - State 4-H Office

August 15
4-H Enrollment Report Due - State 4-H Office

August 15-24
Appalachian Fair - Gray

August 31
4-H S.O.S. Mini-Grant Final Reports Due - State 4-H Office

September 5-14
Tennessee Valley Fair - Knoxville

September 5-14
Tennessee State Fair - Nashville

September 19-28
Mid-South Fair - Memphis

September 20
4-H Day at the Mid-South Fair - Memphis

September 21-25
Galaxy II Conference - Salt Lake City, Utah

Tennessee 4-H Home Page: www.utextension.utk.edu/4H/
Online version of Ideas: www.utextension.utk.edu/4H/ideas03/
Ideas index:


Elections are always an exciting part of State 4-H Roundup. The 2004 State 4-H Roundup council members were elected in Martin this week. New council members will represent their peers in an advisory role as members of the State 4-H Council for the coming year. Thanks to all agents who have encouraged these 4-H’ers and helped them develop the leadership skills to serve in this role. New council members include:

State Council President - Chris Cherry, Chester County
State Council Vice President - Ashley Ball, Williamson County
Western District Senior Representative - Tim Storey, Obion County
Cumberland District Senior Representative - Steven Gray, Pickett County
Smoky Mountain District Senior Representative - Shanna Long, Hamblen County
Western District Junior Representative - Devlin Smith, Shelby County
Central District Junior Representative - Abigail Lemley, Robertson County
Cumberland District Junior Representative - David Officer, DeKalb County
Cumberland District Junior Representative - Jeffery Cummings, Overton County
Cumberland District Junior Representative - Emily Hobbs, Warren County
Smoky Mountain District Junior Representative - Katie Lee, Monroe County
Representative-at-Large - Heather Moulder, Cannon County
Representative-at-Large - Demetrius Cobbin, Montgomery County

Steve Sutton
Extension Specialist


College scholarships were awarded at State 4-H Roundup, July 24, during the Thursday morning assembly program. Scholarship recipients included:

African American Scholarship ($300) - Chartice Coleman, Humphreys County
African American Scholarship ($300) - Keisha Macklin, Fayette County
Alpha Gamma Rho Agricultural Scholarship ($500) - Michael Moore, Warren County
Charline Hamilton Powell Scholarship ($1000) - Allison Clarkson, Williamson County
Earl M. Knepp Scholarship ($1000) - Alex Wells, Hardeman County
FarmHouse Agricultural Scholarship ($500) - Rachel Anderson, Knox County
FarmHouse Agricultural Scholarship ($500) - Laura Fitzgerald, Macon County
Gilbert N. Rhodes Scholarship ($1000) - Leslie Mabe, Hancock County
G.L. Herrington Scholarship ($1000) - Laura Fitzgerald, Macon County
Hamilton-Brown Scholarship ($500) - Michael Moore, Warren County
Harold Robbins Agricultural Scholarship ($500) - Rachel Anderson, Knox County
Kenneth Ambrose Agricultural Scholarship ($1000) - Michael Moore, Warren County
Lee Company Scholarship ($1000) - Corey Smith, Williamson County
Mary Neil Alexander Scholarship ($1000) - Lara Savage, Clay County
Mary Stanfill Home Economics Scholarship ($200) - Jessica Gay, Cannon County
Mary Stanfill Memorial Scholarship ($1000) - Jessica Gay, Cannon County
TAEFCS Home Economics Scholarship ($300) - Jessica Gay, Cannon County
TFGA Mary B. Cooper Scholarship ($300) - James Mathis, Hickman County
Troy and Susie Johnson Memorial Scholarship ($250) - Dolly Jane Barnes, McNairy County
W.B. & Imogene Kyker Agricultural Scholarship ($250) - James Mathis, Hickman County
Lovelace/McKinney Scholarship ($1500/semester) - Adam Hensley, Loudon County

Steve Sutton
Extension Specialist


The 2003 State All Star Conference was held in conjunction with the 80th annual 4-H Roundup in Martin. All delegates participated in the traditional All Star Campfire on Wednesday and the afternoon assembly on Thursday, while the special luncheon was reserved for active All Stars. The following awards were presented during the luncheon and assembly.

All Star Project Exhibit Competition
Eighteen All Stars displayed exhibits highlighting 4-H project work, research, and conclusions. The top five exhibitors received a $50 savings bond, and the first place winner received a plaque. The top exhibitors are as follows:

1. Josh Tyler, Robertson County
2. Devlin Smith, Shelby County
3. Preston Morris, Hamblen County
4. Tracy Hancock, Sumner County
5. Tiffany Brewer, Robertson County

All Star Service Award
Each of the 33 counties submitting an entry in this competition received a certificate of participation. 4-H Seeds of Service will send each county a resource book on service learning. These counties are as follows:

Western: Carroll, Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Henry, Madison and Shelby
Central: Giles and Sumner
Cumberland: Bradley, Coffee, Macon, Overton, Putnam, Rhea, Trousdale and      Warren
Smoky Mountain: Anderson, Blount, Carter, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock,      Hawkins, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Polk, Roane, Sevier, Unicoi and      Washington

The four district winners received a certificate and $10 cash, and each can plan a “service celebration” of up to $400 sponsored by 4-H S.O.S. The district winners are as follows:

Western: Henry County
Central: Sumner County
Cumberland: Warren County
Smoky Mountain: Sevier County

Henry County was announced as the All Star Service Award. state winner. This county engaged nearly 100 4-H’ers in 3,300 hours of service, including projects such as a food drive, mitten tree and baking cookies for the elderly. Henry County All Stars received a plaque, $50 cash, and the rotating trophy. 4-H S.O.S. also awarded them a digital camera.

Smoky Mountain District received the Spirit Service Award for having 67% of its counties participating in the All Star Service Award. They enjoyed an ice cream party sponsored by 4-H S.O.S.

All Star Service Learning Award
This award is given to the district that best displays its service learning efforts through an exhibit at State All Star Conference. This year the winner was Western District. The Western District All Stars received a certificate and a new four-panel exhibit board with lights, sponsored by 4-H S.O.S.

All Star Campfire Team Challenge and Spirit Award
Central District was announced as the district that did well in the challenges and showed true spirit and sportsmanship during the All Star Campfire.

Congratulations to all the participants and winners in these competitions.

Lori Jean Mantooth
Extension Assistant


Two outstanding 4-H families were honored with the Hale Master 4-H Family award during State 4-H Roundup at The University of Tennessee, Martin. Those awarded the W.M. and Ruth Hale Tennessee Master 4-H Family recognition were:

* The Elder family from Blount County ( Roger and Sandra Elder and their children John and Sarah)
* The Britton family from Warren County (David and Joyce Britton and their children Davey and Mac)

This program recognizes 4-H families who have shown consistent leadership ability and exceptional participation in all phases of 4-H work. The Hales established an endowment in 1983 to provide funds for the Master Family recognition. Mrs. Hale presented the awards to the Elder and Britton families during the awards banquet at Roundup.

Patrick Hamilton
Extension Assistant


The 4-H tech team did an excellent job documenting State 4-H Roundup. These 26 4-H’ers produced a multi-media show highlighting the week’s activities. They also posted pictures on the Web site which may be viewed at www.utextension.utk.edu/4H/roundup/2003/. A special thanks goes to John Toman and Shawn Weir for their guidance and expertise in working with this special group of 4-H’ers.

Steve Sutton
Extension Specialist


Delegates and leaders at 4-H Roundup showed their commitment to service by donating blankets for Project Linus. The 140 blankets collected will be given to seriously ill and traumatized children. Thank you to everyone who donated to this great program. (Visit www.projectlinus.org for more information about the Project Linus organization.)

On Wednesday morning, the Tennessee 4-H Roundup delegation conducted “the biggest car wash Martin’s ever seen.” This was a service learning project that will truly make a difference in the Martin community. More than $1000 was raised for the Brian Brown Memorial Greenway. Brian Brown was the director of the UTM Campus Recreation Program. He was killed in 2000 when he was struck by a truck while riding his bicycle along Hwy 45. He was the first to envision a multi-purpose trail in and around Martin and the UTM campus. A special “thank you” goes to the 4-H’ers who gave so selflessly of themselves to help Brian’s dream become a reality.

Lori Jean Mantooth
Extension Assistant


The state winner in the adult volunteer leader recognition program for 2003 is Mary Lee Lemley. Mrs. Lemley is a registered nurse and has been 4-H volunteer in Robertson County for 13 years. She is married to Jimmy, and they have three children, Marissa, Rebekah and Abigail.

The award includes a trip to National 4-H Congress in Atlanta and the Charline Hamilton Powell memorial plaque sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kant. Congratulations to both Mrs. Lemley and the Extension staff in Robertson County.

Patrick Hamilton
Extension Assistant


Several 4-H’ers were recognized at the Tennessee 4-H Roundup awards banquet, Tuesday night, July 22. Each Level I winner received the 4-H Horizon Award and is eligible for a $500 scholarship if they major in agriculture or family and comsumer science at UTM or UTK. Each Level II winner received a silver tray, the Lee Medallion, and a trip to National 4-H Congress.

Art & Crafts
Elizabeth Richardson, Henry County - Level I
Emily Sullivan, Sevier County - Level II

Erin Bartley, Bedford County - Level I
Sara Gossett, Williamson County - Level II

Ryan Bush, Warren County - Level I
Melissa Rymer, Bradley County - Level II

Katie Lee, Monroe County - Level I
Alicia Weaver, Shelby County - Level II

Rebekah Cothron, Macon County - Level I
Katie Floied, Coffee County - Level II

Consumer Ed/Management
Amanda Hansen, Sevier County - Level I
Ashley Brewington, Trousdale County - Level II

David Layman, Loudon County - Level I

Dairy Foods
Abigail Lemley, Robertson County - Level I
April Stover - Pickett County - Level II

Dog Care
Elizabeth Welborn, Coffee County - Level I
Margaret Crilly, Knox County - Level II

Bridget Thew, Roane County - Level I
Brandon Rogers, Tipton County - Level II

Tracy Hancock, Sumner County - Level I
Tim Storey, Obion County - Level II

Liam Black, Hardeman County - Level I
Kim Woodard, Trousdale County - Level II

Fashion Revue
Anne-Marie Scoble, Williamson County - Level I
Shanna Long, Hamblen County - Level II

Rebecca Weaver, Shelby County - Level I
Candice Prather, Cannon County - Level II

Name withheld, Williamson County - Level I
Hannah Paschall, Tipton County - Level II

Kyle McDonald, Putnam County - Level I
Jenni Thomas, Macon County - Level II

JoLanda Harrell, Crockett County - Level I
Rebecca Gold, Moore County - Level II

Home Environment
Keesha Belcher, Hancock County - Level I
Jessica Ray, Trousdale County - Level II

Home Horticulture
Chelsea Gregory, Trousdale County - Level I
Seth McDonald, Putnam County - Level II

Preston Morris, Hamblen County - Level I
Sarah Nichols, Bedford County - Level II

Meat Science
David Officer, DeKalb County - Level I
Laura May, Humphreys County - Level II

Personal Development
Josh Woodard, Sumner County - Level I
Jennifer Winebarger, Pickett County - Level II

Petroleum Power
Paul Sherrouse, Coffee County - Level I
David Greene, Jr., Hancock County - Level II

Emily Hobbs, Warren County - Level I
Kenneth McGree, Shelby County - Level II

Plant Science/Field Crops
Will Elliott, Robertson County - Level I
T.J. Daniel, Cannon County - Level II

Jessica Hartle, Sumner County - Level I
Joseph Branum, Bradley County - Level II

Public Speaking
Nathan Greenwood, Monroe County - Level I
Davey Lopez, Tipton County - Level II

Devlin Smith, Shelby County - Level I
Jason Barns, Putnam County - Level II

Ryan Hensley, Loudon County - Level I
Ross Fanning, Moore County - Level II

Matthew McBride, Madison County - Level I
James Mathis, Hickman County - Level II

Veterinary Science
Alyson Wertz, Claiborne County - Level I
Heith Woodard, Williamson County - Level II

Will Rhoads, Coffee County - Level I
Michael Claridy, Trousdale County - Level II

Two additional winners were named at the Thursday morning assembly on July 24.

Agriculture Leadership
Paula Gambill, Bedford County - Level II

Home Economic Leadership
Kisha Martin, Madison County - Level II

The egg cookery winner was Fiona Black from Hardeman County. Fiona will receive a trip to the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference in Louisville, Kentucky to represent Tennessee in national competition.

Steve Sutton
Extension Specialist


Thursday night saw 77 Tennessee 4-H’ers inducted as Vol State members during State 4-H Roundup. This impressive candlelight ceremony honors outstanding members with the highest level of recognition a Tennessee 4-H’er may receive, the Vol State award. Vol State recipients must be active All Star members and in the 11th or 12th grade and are nominated by their 4-H agents.

Steve Sutton
Extension Specialist


If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.
~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book







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