On May 3, Pinellas County 4-H’ers joined Pasco, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, and Polk County in Bartow for 4-H District Events. These public speakers and performers earned the right to compete through their winning presentations at County Events. Twenty-six Pinellas youth competed in categories from swing dancing in Share the Fun to a Career Exploration talk on becoming a veterinarian. Sixteen of these competitors not only received a blue ribbon, but also received the highest score in their category.
Chase Hunter, Nina Jenkins, Katie Hendrix, Michaela Polmann, Joshua Sackett, Brian Sackett, and Ramius Stiehler.
Miranda Reyes, Vanessa Yore, Danielle Hendrix, and Micah Tonnesen.
Alicia Griggs, Angela Zazzaro, Melissa Sharp, and Stephanie Tonnesen.
Junior and Intermediate winners from Pinellas County were awarded a full scholarship to 4-H Camp Ocala. Senior winners were awarded a scholarship to 4-H State Congress. These awards are sponsored by the Pinellas County 4-H Foundation.
As you can see from the smiling faces in the district photo above, their hard work was well worth it. Congratulations to all our participants!
If you have photos from District IX Events you would like to share, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. They may be in our next 4-H Photo Gallery.