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Home » Community » Burnet County 4-H’ers take top awards in Consumer Decision Making
Attending the District 7/San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo for the Burnet County 4-H were (back row, from left) Extension Service Family and Community Health Agent Kailey Roberts, Consumer Decision Making coach Jessamyn Putnam, and students Bethany Butler, Elijah Butler, Weiss Stanley, (front row, from left) Klein Stanley, Rhett Blasienz, Liam McDonald, and Connor McDonald. Courtesy photos
Burnet County 4-H youths took top accolades in three Consumer Decision Making competitions Feb. 18-19: District 7 and the San Angelo and San Antonio stock shows and rodeos. The Senior Team qualified for the 4-H Texas State Competition in June.
The contest is based on the skills of consumer observation, comparison, and the ability to make fact-based purchases. Each participant at the intermediate and senior levels is expected to orally defend their purchases to a panel of judges.
Junior Individual — 6th place, Rhett Blasienz, 6th place
Intermediate Team — 1st place, Liam McDonald, Connor McDonald, Klein Stanley
Intermediate Individual — 1st place, Connor McDonald with a score of 342 out of 350; 3rd place, Liam McDonald; 6th place, Klein Stanley
Senior Team — 2nd place (and state qualification), Elijah Butler, Bethany Butler, Weiss Stanley
Intermediate Team — 5th place (out of 33 teams), Liam McDonald, Connor McDonald, Klein Stanley
Intermediate Individual (106 competitors) — 1st place and belt buckle winner with a score of 342 out of 350, Liam McDonald; 6th place, Connor McDonald
Senior Team — 4th place (out of 38 teams), Elijah Butler, Bethany Butler, Weiss Stanley
Coached by Jessamyn Putnam, the Burnet County 4-H Consumer Decision Making Team is open to 4-H members from any Burnet County club. Practices run from September-June with competitions in November (Gatesville Invitational), February (District, San Angelo, San Antonio), and June (State).
Scholarships are awarded to the top three individuals in each category at the Gatesville Invitational and the top senior at the San Antonio show.