RENSSELAER CO., N.Y. — 4-H members from across the Capital District travelled to Tamarac Middle School to participate in the Capital District 4-H Dairy Bowl Contest hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County.
Rensselaer County fielded a Junior and Senior team. Many thanks to our team coaches; Scott Michel of Valley Falls, Rachel MacNeil of Hoosick Falls – Junior, and Tara Cottrell of Johnsonville – Senior. The Junior Team led by Captain Travis Michel and members Terri Ann Cottrell, Alison Michel and Amber Mac Neil placed 3rd . Individually Amber placed 5th and Travis placed 6th. The Senior Team lead by Captain Isabella Wiley and members Natalie Shudt, Bridget Ryan and Brigham Logue placed 3rd. Individually Natalie placed 2nd , Brigham placed 6th and Bridget placed 7th. Natalie has earned a seat on the District team to compete at the New York State Dairy Bowl Contest at Cornell University.
The District Dairy event is open to 13 surrounding counties. We thank the many volunteers and parents who made this opportunity possible for our 4-H youth and wish the members moving on to state contests great luck.
—Alana Brandon, Community Educator
Cornell Cooperative Extension
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