Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Dairy Specialist, The Ohio State University
The annual Ohio 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl competition for youth ranging in age from 3rd grade through 18 years of age was held on Saturday, May 19 on the OSU Columbus campus. Nine junior (age 13 and under) teams and 24 senior (ages 14 through 18) individuals competed in the contest. The junior teams took a written exam and competed in a double-round elimination tournament. The senior individuals took a written exam and competed in a jeopardy-style tournament whereby 16 individuals advanced to Round 2 and 8 individuals advanced to Round 3. The 4-H members participating in the contest were from Champaign, Licking, Logan, Mahoning, Stark, and Wayne Counties. The Champaign/Logan Team A took first place (members of the team were Tarah Bishop, Garrett King, Hillary Jackson, and Ethan Starkey), and the second place team was Wayne County B (Diane Gress, Eileen Gress, Julie Gress, and Hannah Rennecker). The top junior for the written exam was Sam Weeman from Wayne County. The top placing seniors for the first through sixth places were, respectively: Laura Gordon (Wayne County), Rachel Townsley (Champaign County), Heidi Moff (Mahoning County), Issac Rummell (Stark County), Paul Gordon (Wayne County), Kathy Phillips (Mahoning County). Rachel Townsley had the high score on the written exam among the seniors.