Aurora 4-H members competed at the National Range Judging Contest last week in Oklahoma City. Members qualified for the National Contest last fall at the State Grasslands Evaluation contest by placing third.
The 4-H team placed fifth at the National Contest and consisted of team members Ethan Mooneyham, Jacob Johnson and Kensie Darst. Mooneyham placed fourth high as an individual. The advisor for the team was Sam Percival.
Oklahoma has the distinction of having hosted the National Rangeland Judging Contest annually since 1955. Thousands of youth and young adults qualify for the National Contest by participating in local, regional, and state contests throughout the country. The contest consists of plant identification, managing cattle on rangeland and introduced pasture, as well as a wild life section.