Milam County 4-Hers represent well at State Roundup

By Micah Holcombe

Milam County Extension Agent


Milam County 4-H was represented well at Texas 4-H Roundup on June 12-14. A total of 28 youth participants competed or participated in the three-day event. 

On Tuesday, the Invitational Ag Product ID teams competed and placed well. Eight participants competed with four intermediate members and four senior members. Robert Miller, Jenna Frias, Jessica Yount, and Kaleb Yount were the intermediate team and placed eighth. Abby Miller, Grant Widner, Scott Widner, and Gabriel Ramthun were the senior team and placed ninth. Grant Widner placed 10th individually. Thank you to Cindy Widner and Jocelyn Ramthun for coaching the team.

On Wednesday, the Plant ID team competed and placed second. Neeraj Bhakta, Kassidy Hundle, and Mason Lindig made the senior team who won. Neeraj won second place individually. Thank you, Irby McWilliams, for coaching this successful team. Bradley Bakken competed in the invitational archery contest and received fifth place! 

On Thursday, one intermediate team and two senior teams competed in the healthy lifestyles contest. Robert Miller, Vaughn Kostroun, Wylie Barrett, and Marisol Hill competed as intermediates and won third place and Marisol Hill placed third individually. Rebecca Kostroun, Grant Widner, Scott Widner, and Abbigail Miller placed third as a senior team and Rebecca placed eighth individually. The other senior team that competed consisted of Kassidy Hundle, Sydney Vaculin, and Gabriel Ramthun. 

The Milam County 4-H members also competed in the invitational livestock judging contest and won ninth place team overall. Those intermediates included Kennedy Hobbs, Mason Leifeste, and Stiles Patin. Thank you to Kelly Cooper and Elizabeth Miller for coaching healthy lifestyles and Taylor Shear for coaching the livestock judging teams. 

Congratulations to our seniors on receiving scholarships. Chandler Barton and Patrick Dean received a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship, Caitlin Garcia received a Richard Wallrath Educational Fund Scholarship, and Neeraj Bhakta received a Fort Worth Syndicate Scholarship. 

We also want to congratulate Neeraj Bhakta on working hard all year long to help make Texas 4-H Roundup possible while serving on the Texas 4-H Council. 

For information about any 4-H related activity, please go to the website at or 

For more information about Milam County 4-H, please call the Milam County Extension Office at (254) 697-7045 or email Micah Holcombe, FCS Agent, at or Floyd Ingram, Ag Agent, at