Escambia County Commision Honors State Champion 4-H Meat Judging Teams

September 14, 2020

The Escambia County Commission recently honored the members of two Escambia County 4-H Meat Judging teams that won state champinships.

The Escambia County 4-H Meat Judging Team won the senior division state championship. Team members are Jessica Conti, Hannah Thorne, Ethan Thorne and Chad Sasser.

Conti was also the over high scoring individual with three teams and 11 individuals competing in the virtual state competition held last Saturday.

Other top placing individuals included Hannah Thorne in second, Ethan Thorne in third and Sasser in 10th place.

Escambia County also brought home the state championship in the intermediate division of the contest as the sole competing team, with team members Tucker Padgett, Gracie Meredith, Alan Bray Crews and Abigail Bray Crews.

As state champions, the Escambia County teams earned the right to represent Florida in the National 4-H Meat Judging Contest at the American Royal Association in Kansas City, Missouri, in October.


5 Responses to “Escambia County Commision Honors State Champion 4-H Meat Judging Teams”

  1. Sally Flowers on September 14th, 2020 7:27 pm

    Proud of you guys! I competed in the 1990s. Still use the lessons Meat Judging taught me (teamwork, thinking on your feet, defending your decisions). Hope it serves you well in the future.

  2. Bonnie Exner on September 14th, 2020 5:35 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS to all participants…and also to those parents that supported their children by teaching them responsibilities, providing guidance and many hours of meetings,lessons on animal husbandry, etc. These achievements DO NOT happen in a vacuum. IT TAKES A VILLAGE!

  3. Dale Flowers on September 14th, 2020 4:00 pm

    Congratulations. My kids did Meat Judging back in the 1990’s so I know what hard work you had to put into this to get where you are. Good job.

  4. Angelique Sanders on September 14th, 2020 10:53 am

    congratulations to this entire team. A big shout out to Jessica and Hannah! Way to continue to succeed!! Proud of both you young ladies!!

  5. Jeff Howard on September 14th, 2020 8:20 am

    Way to go, Tucker! Well done

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