Wyoming 4-Hers showcase talents

After attending a wind energy workshop, 4-H Showcase Showdown participants had the opportunity to build their own wind turbines.

Wyoming 4-Hers gathered in Laramie last week to participate in contests, learn new skills and tour area attractions as part of the annual University of Wyoming 4-H Showcase Showdown. Tri-State provided judges and workshop presenters and also sponsored the event, along with Encana, Murdoch’s and the Wyoming Pork Producers Council.

Barry Ingold, senior manager of production assets, and Colin Stanley, rotational engineer, judged the rocketing launch and robotics contest competitions, respectively. Nicole Carlson, communications specialist, presented a workshop on careers in electricity.

Differing from traditional 4-H competitions such as county and state fairs, the University of Wyoming 4-H Showcase Showdown provides an opportunity for 4-Hers to participate in hands-on activities and learn new skills or build upon existing ones.

The robotics competition was a large draw for 4-Hers in attendance.

In addition to those mentioned previously, other contests and workshops at the event included horse judging, livestock skill-a-thon, youth business ventures, food cook-off and table setting. Interviews were also held for youth interested in representing Wyoming at the National 4-H Congress, taking place in Atlanta later this year.

  • View additional photos of the event on Tri-State’s flickr page.

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