4-H students win at state, head to Washington, D.C.

They have the right stuff.

Three local 4-H students will travel to Washington, D.C. in November after being tapped as winners in the state level Record Book competition.

BaLeigh Pugh, Kevin Albus and Matthew Pinkert are three out of 31 4-H students in Texas who were chosen for the honor.

It is a rare honor for three students from one county to win such a distinction, said Amber Parkinson, Hockley County 4-H extension agent.

‘We’ve had state Record Book winners before, but we havenít had three in the same year since I’ve been here,’ Parkinson said. ‘These three, we are proud of all their efforts. It’s rewarding to see their hard work be recognized, and for them to have success and be able to attend one of these trips.’

Students in 4-H can begin keeping Record Book logs when they are in the third grade.

They keep up with the activities  theyíve done in their various projects.

Pughís main project was food nutrition while Pinkert did his on natural resources; Albus’ project was plant and soil sciences.

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