4-H’ers excel at the 98th state 4-H Roundup

  • Bristol Brown was recognized as the Level I (9th- and 10th-grade) state winner in the 4-H sheep project. From left are Dee Wolters (donor); Gabbi Martin, UTK Department of Animal Science; Emily Ann Lawrence, Level II winner from Humboldt; Bristol Brown, Level I winner from Knoxville; and Grace Powell (donor representative). Bristol received a specially crafted Horizon Award and $500 college scholarship.

  • Bonnie Chandler and Isaac Chandler were among the 83 4-H members recognized with the Vol State award at the University of Tennessee at Martin during the state 4-H Roundup. The Vol State award is the highest level of recognition a Tennessee 4 H member may achieve. The award is presented to high school juniors and seniors in recognition of excellence in all phases of 4-H work, as well as service and leadership rendered in their communities. Bonnie Chandler served as 2020-21 state council vice president, and Issac Chandler was elected to serve as the 2021-22 state council vice president.

  • Hannah Howard was recognized as a Level II (11th- and 12th-grade)] state winner in the companion animal project. From left are Joshua Wade (donor); Matthew Wade, Happy Valley Kennels (donor); Aaron Fisher, UT Extension specialist; Ian Thompson, Level I winner from Byrdstown; Krista Wade, Happy Valley Kennels (donor); Kelly Shearin, Level I winner from Jackson; Tom Womack, Tennessee Department of Agriculture (donor); and Hannah Howard, Level II winner from Andersonville. Hannah received a silver bowl, $1,000 college scholarship and trip to the national 4‑H Congress in Atlanta.

Anderson County 4-H’ers joined 350 outstanding 4-H’ers from across Tennessee for the 98th state 4-H Roundup. The delegation included project finalists Bristol Brown, Isaac Chandler, Hannah Howard and Aunika Sharrock, state council vice president Bonnie Chandler, and Jason Chandler.