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Virginia Poultry Federation Youth Convention Judging Results

Livestock Update, June 1997

Phillip J. Clauer, Poultry Extension Specialist, Virginia Tech

The Virginia Poultry Federation judging contest was held at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds on Friday, May 9, 1997. Total participation in the judging contest was 34 teams and 133 individuals. This contest also serves as the State 4-H Judging Contest. Results in each division were as follows:

Division I - Junior 4-H

1st place team - Fairfax County 4-H
Coached by Marty Green. Team members: Stephanie Clark, Laura Galante, Erin Johnson, Stephanie Wear
2nd place team - Loudoun County 4-H
3rd place team - Powhatan County 4-H
4th place team - Rockingham County 4-H

1stStephanie Wear  6th Monica Ganley Fairfax County
2nd Erin Johnson Fairfax County   7th Michelle Jenkins Loudoun County
3rd Stephanie Clark Fairfax County   8th Laura Galante Fairfax County
4th Justin Watts Culpeper County   9th Robert Tucker Loudoun County
5th Jonathan Osborne Grayson County   10th Steven Wood Powhatan County

Division II - Senior 4-H

1st place team - Rockingham County 4-H.
Coached by Mike Wanger. Team members: Kristine Grayson, Jeff Heatwole, Jennifer Pence, Kathryn Threewitts
2nd place team - Grayson County (A) 4-H
3rd place team - Grayson County (B) 4-H
4th place team - Loudoun County 4-H

1st Kathryn Threewitt Rockingham County   6th Jennifer Pence Rockingham County
2nd Kristine Grayson Rockingham County   7th Mike Dunlap Loudoun County
3rd Melinda Cornett Grayson County (A)   8th Ricki Lovett Fairfax County
4th Jeff Heatwole Rockingham County   9th Cindy Dowell Grayson County (A)
5th David Osborne Grayson County (B)  10th Brian Bowman Culpeper

Division III - Junior FFA

TOP TEAMS: 1st place team - Wilbur Pence FFA.
Coached by Charles Shifflet. Team members: Gina Allman, James Eye, David Kline, Triston Smith
2nd place team - James C. Myers, FFA
3rd place team - Page County FFA
4th place team - Signal Knob FFA

1st Renee Sine Peter Muhlenberg   6th Justin Billhimer John C. Myers A
2nd David Kline Wilbur Pence B   7th Brian Connors Signal Knob
3rd Eric Steele John C. Myers A   8th Vicki Heishman Peter Muhlenberg
4th Triston Smith Wilbur Pence B   9th Mariko Huff Signal Knob
5th Charlie Fink John C. Myers A   10th Jill Shifflett Wilbur Pence A

Division IV - Senior FFA

TOP TEAMS: 1st place team - Spotswood High School Team A.
Coached by Wayne Cupp. Team members: Sara Marks, Dan Seal, Tim Seal, Christina Welsh
2nd place team - Broadway FFA
3rd place team - Stonewall Jackson FFA
4th place team - Turner Ashby FFA

1st Tim Seal Spotswood A   6th Christina Welsh Spotswood A
2nd Dan Seal Spotswood A   7th Jay Lucas Spotswood B
3rd Minda Secrist Broadway A   8th Clayton Morris Spotswood B
4th Candace Lambert Turner Ashby   9th Ken Ryan Stonewall Jackson A
5th Daniel Davis Stonewall Jackson A    10th Billy Butler Stonewall Jackson A

I would like to thank all the supporters of the Youth Convention -- WLR, Inc., Tysons, Perdue, Rocco, Faraway Farm Eggs and Glenwood Farms. Rockingham Poultry Servicemen's Committee sponsored the judging contest awards again this year.

A special thanks to the USDA Graders Service and Virginia Tech Extension Poultry Specialists for helping set-up the contest and serving as official.

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