Socorro County 4-H members compete in county, district contests
The Socorro chapter of the 4-H Club participated in county and district contests in June, and several local members placed well in several categories.
At the county contest, held in Socorro on June 2, in the Junior division, Brianna Chavez placed first in horse, horticulture, entomology and pasture and range. Nadya Romero placed first in livestock and entomology. Michaelyn Wilkinson took first in pasture and range.
In the Novice division, Senaida Romero also placed first in livestock, horticulture, entomology and pasture and range, while Ashley Tafoya placed first in horse.
In the Cloverbud division, Lynn Ruper-Dyer took second place in livestock and pasture and range.
The Southwest District contest was held in Deming on June 20-21, and members of Socorro 4-H took home top honors there as well. In the Junior division at District, Chavez took first place in team horticulture, team horse, team livestock and team entomology. Ariana Garcia won first in team horse and team livestock, while Richard Lewark took first in team horticulture, team horse and team entomology.
Nadya Romero took home first place in team horticulture, team horse, team livestock and team entomology, and Wilkinson won first in team horticulture, individual horticulture, team entomology and team livestock.
Competing again in the Novice division, Senaida Romero won first in team range and second place in team horticulture, individual horticulture, team horse and individual horse, while Ashley Tafoya took first place in team range and second place in team horticulture and team horse.
Christopher Tafoya won first place in team range and second place in team range and team horticulture.
The Socorro 4-H Chapter, celebrating its centennial year in 2012, is comprised of the Alamo, Enterprise for Progress, Que Posse, Tumbleweed and Yucca clubs. Socorro County has about 200 members in 4-H, which, with 6.4 million total members, is the largest youth organization in the world.