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Local 4-Her in Top 10 Group in Horse Quiz Bowl

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Capturing the top 10 spots in the 8- and 9-year-olds age group at the April 1 State 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl in Castleton were: front row (left to right) Nora Kidder, Cambridge; Kelsey Davis, Clarendon; Micah Burdo, St. Albans; Jude Badillo, Rutland; and Saige Prisco, Milton; back row: Anna Campopiano, Mount Holly; Isla Beattie, Danville; Leighann Judd, Wolcott; Jenna Pikkarainen, East Wallingford; and Thea Chase, Mount Holly.

CASTLETON – There was no fooling around at the 2023 State 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl on April 1 as 57 4-H’ers competed for top 10 placements in their age divisions.

The annual event, sponsored by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H, took place on the Castleton University campus in Castleton. In addition to the quiz bowl competition, many of the 4-H’ers also donated decorated cakes and cupcakes for a silent auction with proceeds to be used for the purchase of prizes for the raffle at the Vermont 4-H Horse Show in July.

A local top scorer in an age group earned a colored rosette ribbon. She was, Juniors (8-9): Leighann Judd, Wolcott (eighth).

Moderators included 4-H teens Chloe Barewicz, Jericho, and Amie Thurston, West Rutland, and adult volunteers Jessica Bachmann-Lertola, Ira; Jolene Fontaine, Jericho; Emily Harvey Lacroix, Barre; and Sue Ouimet, Castleton, all of whom are past state horse quiz bowl team members. Katherine Stone, St. Johnsbury, also served as a moderator. Mary Fay, Westford, was the contest coordinator.

4-H teens Tieghan Perry, and Shyanne Wedge, Shoreham, both members of the 2022 state horse quiz bowl team, volunteered to be scorekeepers. Assisting with registration and scorekeeping were Martha Blades, Jericho, and Stephanie Bradley, West Rutland.

For more information about the Vermont 4-H horse program and events, contact Wendy Sorrell, UVM Extension 4-H livestock educator, at [email protected].

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