Jasper County

4-H recognition and awards

2019 Jasper County 4-H Awards Banquet recognition

The annual awards banquet was held November 9 in Carthage with 82 members, volunteers and guests in attendance. The Jasper County 4-H Parents’ Association honors 4-H members for their accomplishments during the past 4-H year. Volunteer leaders are also recognized. Here is a complete list of award winners.

2019 National Horse Judging Contest in Louisville, Ky.


The Jasper County team placed in the top 10 team in Conformation and Oral  Reasons, top 10 Individual in Performance, and top 10 Individual in High Points overall.



Coach: Jennifer Chandler
Team members: Tannah Cassatt, Eden Rominger, Samantha Schenck, Emily Egger and alternate, Laura Thorn.

2019 National Shooting Sports 

After a lot of hard work and dedication, three Jasper County youth, Emily Bowles (air pistol), Brett Pennington (recurve archery) and Sadie Ramirez (muzzleloading) along with coaches Bill Athey (hunting skills) and Zach Painter (air rifle) traveled to Grand Island, NE for the 2019 4-H National Shooting Sports competition June 23-28.

Missouri was represented by 36 youth and 9 coaches. There were 661 youth from 36 states competing.

After three days of competition, Emily placed 42nd overall, Brett placed 11th overall, Sadie placed 1st overall and Missouri placed 4th overall.

Shooting Sports Contest

2019 Jasper County contest:
Senior division: Emily Bowles - archery compound release aid, 2nd place and air pistol, 1st place; Jazmyne Deither - archery recurve freestyle, 1st place; Jacey Dixon - archery traditional recurve, 1st place; Brett Pennington - .22 rifle, 1st place, archery compound release aid, 1st place, and air pistol, 2nd place; Jerry Watson - .22 rifle, 2nd place; Josh Griffith - .22 rifle, 1st place and air rifle, 1st place; Cheyenne Horton - archery compound release aid, 1st place; Jake Thorn - .22 rifle, 3rd place and air rifle, 2nd place; Caleb Waynick - .22 rifle, 2nd place; Toby Whitmore - archery compound fingers, 1st place; Aiden Cunningham - air rifle, 1st place; Meredyth Deither - archery compound fingers, 2nd place; Nevaeh Dinges - archery traditoinal recurve, 1st place; Chloe Whitmore - archery compound fingers, 1st place; and Ruth Whitmore - archery traditional recurve, 2nd place.

2019 Southwest Regional Shooting Sports Contest results:
Archery compound release intermediate division - Toby Whitmore placed 5th; senior division - Brett Pennington placed 1st and Emily Bowles placed 4th. Trap 100 senior division - Cole Quade, 2nd and Tyler Dunnic 3rd;  and in trap intermediate division - Toby Whitmore placed 4th. .22 rifle open sights senior division - Sadie Ramirez, 1st and Carter Allender place 5th. Air pistol senior division - Emily Bowles placed 1st and in Muzzleloader senior division Sadie Ramirez placed 1st.

2019 State Shooting Sports Contest 
Archery senior division - Jacey Dixon placed 4th in freestyle; Brett Pennington placed 7th and Emily Bowles placed 13th in compound release; Brett Pennington placed 13th and Emily Bowles placed 19th in compound 3D; Brett Pennington placed 5th and Emily Bowles placed 15th in compound 600; 22 Rifle intermediate division - Caleb Waynick placed 22nd in standard 3P; senior division - Sadie Ramirez 5th; Trap senior division - Tyler Dunnic participated; Air pistol senior division - Emily Bowles placed 11th; Muzzleloader - Sadie Ramirez placed 12th.

2019 Horse Judging Team

The State 4-H Horse Judging Contest was hosted by the Missouri Quarter Horse Association at Lake St. Louis in February. Senior division team brought home 1st place with five members in the top ten. The junior team placed second with two members in the top 10. Senior team members included Mackenzie Bell, Emily Egger (1st place individual), Garrett Egger, Tannah Grigg-Cassatt (4th place individual), Nathaniel Hudson, Shem Miller, Eden Rominger (9th individual), Samantha Schenck (6th place individual), Laura Thorn (10th place individual), Jerry Watson, and Jessy Watson. Junior team members placed second. Members are Faith Calvin (6th place individual), Grant Egger, August Haile, Cheyenne Horton, Hope Miller (3rd place individual), Shem Miller, Loralei Thomason.

2019 Teen Conference

Kelton Moll joined 255 youth ages 11-13 from 68 Missouri counties for workshops led by older State 4-H Council teens (pictured with Kelton is Lydia Rockers, Regional Teen Council Representative).

The theme of Teen Conference was Make Your Move in the Game of Leadership.  Workshops included an escape room, creating art packets for a youth crisis center, and learning about other countries from international exchange students.  Youth also explored the habitats of native bees through a 4-H Ag Innovators Experience sponsored by Bayer, and celebrated 103,752 meals collected by 4-H’ers during the 4-H Feeding Missouri initiative.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Lupita Fabregas, Missouri 4-H Program Leader, who delivered a message about recognizing our own diversity and connecting across cultural lines. 

2019 Meats judging contest 

Jasper County Meats judging teams competed at State Meats Judging Contest on March 30, in Columbia. The senior team placed 2nd overall. Team members are Luke Anibal (9th place senior individual), Korbin Fast, and Brett Rockers (10th place senior individual). Junior team members are Shem Miller, Kelton Moll, and Austin Pope (5th place junior individual)..

2019 Hippology Contest

Members participating in the contest were Lannah Grigg, Tannah Grigg-Cassatt (1st place senior team and 7th place individual).

2019 State 4-H Congress

Youth from every corner of the state gathered on the University of Missouri campus  for the annual State 4-H Congress. Teens ages 14-18 participated in a variety of hands-on workshops that fit their interests.  Choices ranged widely, from leadership development to acting, writing, and meteorology. 2019 Jasper County delegates included Hannah Andrews, Luke Anibal, Emily Egger, Garrett Egger, Korbin Fast, Grace Maples,, Sadie Maples, Hannah Miller, Seth Miller, Sadie Ramirez, Brett Rockers, Lydia Rockers (State 4-H Council representative), Kaylee Talken, and Marissa Thorn.

Jasper County Youth Fair Pageant

Kara Cloud was crowned Queen at the 2019 Jasper County Youth Fair. Grace Beck, Princess; Faith Calvin Junior Princess; Brooklyn Pope, Little Miss; and Brantley Thayer Little Mister. Princess contest: 2nd runner up, Cheyenne Horton. 1st runner up Katherine Macy and Miss Congeniality, Cheyenne Horton. Queen contest: 1st runner up, Mackenzie Crow. Interview winner, Kara Cloud, evening grown, Mackenzie Crow, Miss Congeniality, Emily Egger, and onstage question, Kara Cloud..

2019 Jasper County Youth Fair

The fair is open to youth organizations in Jasper County and is a way for youth to showcase their project work. The fair was held July 5-14 in Carthage, Missouri with 317 4-H and FFA members exhibiting 1,262 project items. 2019 Fair results (PDF) and special award winners (PDF). Livestock Judging results (PDF)

2019 Ozark Empire Fair

For over 80 years, the Ozark Empire Fair held in Springfield has been a time for community celebration. Members earning a blue ribbon at the Jasper County Youth Fair may exhibit at OEF. This year 163 non-animal entires were chosen to advance. 2019 Jasper County 4-H non-animal exhibitor results (PDF). Livestock results

2019 Missouri State Fair

Dating back to 1901, the Missouri State Fair is among the state's oldest and most tradition-rich events for summer family fun. Jasper County 4-H members qualified 79 non-animal projects. Results (PDF) Livestock competition results can be found here.                               

2019 State Livestock Judging Team

The University of Missouri Extension 4-H State Livestock Judging contest was held on Sept. 7. The Jasper County senior team members were Luke Anibal, Kaitlyn Cloud, Garrett Egger and Brett Rockers. The junior competitors were Ashlee Arias-Ramirez, Kallie Cloud, Lannah Grigg, and Myles Massey.

2018 State 4-H Fashion Revue

Seventy-six young people from across the state participated. In addition to the competition, youth participated in workshops such as “Textile Exploration”, a session facilitated by the MU Textile and Apparel Management student organization that focused on using textiles in creative ways.  

Jasper County participants were Livia Dumm - 1st place in Clothes You Make: Wool award, intermediate division; Abigail Dumm - 2nd place Clothes You Make Wool Award; Kelton Moll - 3rd place in Clothes You Make, junior division.

Jasper County 4-H Achievement Day 

4-H members competed in 12 events on June 21 in Carthage. Results of the contest can be found here.

2019 Jasper County 4-H Fashion Revue

Fashion Revue was held June 5, 2019 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Results in the Clothes You Buy category senior division:  Bethany Bourgeous.  In the Clothes You Make category: intermediate division, 1st place blue ribbon and 2nd place blue ribbon,  Kelton Moll;  3rd place blue ribbon and 4th place red ribbon, Cheyenne Horton; junior division: 1st place blue ribbon and 3rd place blue ribbon, Faith Calvin; 2nd place blue ribbon, Emma Bourgeous.

2019 Regional Achievement Day contest

Forty-seven southwest Missouri 4-H members competed at Regional Achievement Day held in Avilla on July 15, 2019. Results (PDF)

2019 Missouri 4-H Foundation scholarship

Isaiah Chandler of Carthage, Mo. was awarded the Jasper County 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 on Friday, Sept 27, 2019 at the Missouri 4-H Foundation’s annual scholarship and awards banquet in Columbia. The foundation awarded 68 scholarships totaling $66,000 to 4-H youth throughout the state.

Chandler is studying Equine Industry and Business at Texas A&M in Texas.

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