State 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl

BURLINGTON — Seventy 4-H'ers from clubs in 10 counties competed in this year's quiz bowl, held March 9 at the University of Vermont in Burlington. UVM Extension 4-H and Chittenden County 4-H co-sponsored the event, which included a silent auction of cakes decorated by the 4-H'ers to raise money to purchase prizes for the Vermont 4-H Horse Show raffle in July.

The four highest scorers in the Senior Division (ages 14 and older) will represent the state in both regional and national competitions. Elyza Bird of Benson, captured first, followed by Chloe Barewicz of Jericho, Lilia Kocsis of Vernon and Faith Ploof of Westford.

Other seniors finishing in the top 10, starting with fifth place, were Serena Welch, Shoreham; Jasmine Mooney, St. Johnsbury; Tanya Wheeler, Wilmington; Alexia Diaz, Rutland; Gennett Kerstetter, Ira; and Lillie Tuckerman, South Woodstock.

4-H'ers who finished at the top of their respective divisions included:

Novice Seniors (first-time competitors, ages 14-18): Alexa McLaughlin, Rutland; Bethany Cram, Vergennes.

Juniors (ages 12-13): Emeillia Gomo, Chester; Anna-Lise Cooledge, Westford; Grace Trahnstrom, Mendon; Emily Shields, Benson; Eliana Matson, New Haven; Ella Dubin, Northfield, Massachusetts; Isabella Barber, Clemmons, New York; Jenna Bennett, Highgate; Summer Le, Colchester; Kiera Newton, Milton.

Juniors (ages 10-11): Allie Hoffman, Milton; Alyssa Blodgett, Colchester; Adaline Ploof, Westford; Kelsey Paradee, Swanton; Abigail Frappier, Benson; Jillian Murdough, Essex Junction; Hannah Smiley, Milton; Dominique Cave, Poultney; Sophie Schifilliti, Colchester; Carlie Erickson, Rutland.

Juniors (ages 8-9): Madeline Langlois, Westford; Olivia Quinn, Brandon; Brody Werner, Stannard; Renee Trombley, Pittsford; Elyse Thurber, Vernon; Emmeline Barber, Clemmons, New York; Natalie Chevalier and Jakob Marinoff, both from Highgate.

4-H Shooting Sports teams chosen for national event

BURLINGTON — Seven Vermont 4-H club members will compete this summer at the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships held June 23-28 in Grand Island, Nebraska. Vermont will send both a muzzleloader and .22 smallbore pistol team to this year's event.

Competing on the muzzleloader team are Audrey Chairvolotti, Grand Isle (Champlain Shamrocks 4-H Club, Grand Isle, and Mount Mansfield Pioneers, Jericho); Colton Masure, St. Johnsbury (Green Mountain 4-H Shooting Sports Club, Lyndonville); and Taylor Tetreault, Groton (Green Mountain 4-H Shooting Sports Club, Lyndonville).

Earning a spot on the .22 smallbore pistol team are Kenneth Beaupre, Orford, New Hampshire (Upper Valley Bulleyes 4-H Club, Bradford); Jackson Chairvolotti, Grand Isle (Champlain Shamrocks 4-H Club, Grand Isle, and Mount Mansfield Pioneers, Jericho); Luke McReynolds, North Danville (Green Mountain 4-H Shooting Sports Club, Lyndonville); and Hunter Smith, Westminster (Green Mountain 4-H Club, Springfield).

To make a donation toward trip expenses, send a check made payable to UVM Extension, to Vermont 4-H Shooting Sports, c/o Lisa Muzzey, University of Vermont Extension, 307 South St., Springfield, VT 05156.

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