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Local youth do well at recent Panhandle 4-H District Roundup
By Michael Wright, Managing Editor
Nov 13, 2012, 16:34

Area 4-H youth recently participated in the Panhandle 4-H District Roundup. Among those who placed well in the event were several Moore County 4-H members.

According to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist for 4-H Brandon Dukes, 22 counties were represented by nearly 200 youth in the roundup and events included speaking, quiz bowls, educational presentations and performing arts. An awards ceremony took place at Panhandle High School.
Dukes said the goals of the project are to:
• Learn about organization of materials to present in a speech or performance;
• Acquire the ability to speak convincingly in public;
• Become aware of one’s relationship to others - family, peers, state, nation and world;
• Acquire life skills essential for an individual to become an active, responsible citizen; and
• Learn about vocational choices and career opportunities and preparation related to the focus of a project.
For local results, please see the Nov. 15 print edition.