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State 4-H Congress

State 4-H Congress is an annual state event designed to supplement our county 4-H programs. This event provides positive leadership and educational opportunities for senior 4-H members from across the state in an effort to develop these young people to their fullest potential. To meet the needs of a diverse and changing society, State 4-H Congress aims to inspire productive citizens and catalysts for positive change.

The official delegation is made up of 4-H members, 4-H–certified volunteer adult leaders, and Extension agents/staff registered for the entire event. It is expected that all counties will be represented.

The annual event takes place on the campus of Mississippi State University.

View the State 4-H Congress Handbook (M2204)

Winners from the 2019 final competitions.





Consumer Judging (Team)

1   Pearl River
  2   Noxubee
  3   Lee Team 1

Consumer Judging (Individual)

1 Lili Thomas Lee
  2 Jaykanze Bryant Noxubee
  3 Abigail Hartline Pearl River

Poultry Egg Prep

1 Jace Welborn Jasper
  2 Chelsea Doss Clay
  3 Da'Nasia Caston Adams

Automobile Driving

1 Micah Crawford Tate
  2 Kye Meeks Benton
  3 Hailey Wells Lauderdale

Robotics Team

1   Oktibbeha
  2   Tishomingo

Electric Judging

1 Carson Long Pontotoc
  2 Sam Madden< Lauderdale

Small Engines

1 Matthew Crawford Tate

Clothing Construction II

1 Ashley Adams Washington

Clothing Construction III

1 Kierra McClinton Walthall
  2 Katie Whitehead Franklin

Clothing Construction IV

1 Olivia Branum Pearl River

Photography Judging

1 Mary Kathryn Smith LeFlore
  2 Tae’ Angelo Carter Washington
  3 Davis Westbrook Yazoo

Dairy Products Judging (Ind.)

1 Diamond Sharpe Lee
  2 Aaliyah Westmoreland Lee<
  3 Chloe Pina Pontotoc

Dairy Products Judging (Team)

1   Lee
  2   Pontotoc
  3   Coahoma

Wildlife Judging Team

1   Pontotoc A
  2   Forrest
  3   Tishomingo

Wildlife Judging (Ind.)

1 Coledon Montgomery Pontotoc
  2 Mabry Chamblee Pontotoc
  3 Elizabeth Grace Nichols Pontotoc

Tractor Operation

1 Davian Powell Holmes
  2 Gabe Entrekin Pearl River
  3 Caycen Ratcliff Stone

Compact Tractor Driving

1 Taylor Vowell Leake
  2 Levi Woodard Clarke
  3 Ben Wilkinson Amite

Citizenship Bowl

1   Pontotoc 1
  2   Washington
  3   Pearl River

Horticulture Judging (Team)

1   Pontotoc

Horticulture Judging (Ind)

1 Anne Taylor Pontotoc
  2 Amy Priest Pontotoc
  3 Laura Lee Brown Pontotoc

Seed ID and Quality Judging (Team)

1   Pontotoc
  2   Perry

Seed ID and Quality Judging (Ind.)

1 Elizabeth Swinford Benton
  2 John Williams Benton
  3 Laura Brown Pontotoc

Livestock Bowl (Team)

1   Union
  2   Pontotoc
  3   Chickasaw

Winners from Thursday 5/30/2019 Competitions





Clothing Selection

1 Jarius Anders Walthall
  2 Hunter Brooks Lowndes
  3 Courtney Jackson Jasper

Forestry Judging Team

1   Rankin
  2   Lee
  3   Amite

Forestry Judging Individual

1 Ashlyn Henderson Wayne
  2 Payton Lemoine Rankin
  3 Caly Haskins Rankin

Insect Collection

1 Jacob Lindsey Lee
  2 Peyton Horn Bolivar

MS 4-H Team Cook-Off

1   Amite
  2   Lowndes

Child Development Team

1   Pontotoc 1
  • Danalyn Buchanan
  • Alvia Buchanan
  • Morgan McGoughy and
Tykirah Ivy
  2 Anna Vowell Lee
      Pontotoc 2

Child Development Individual

1 Presley McMillan Tishomingo
  2 Craig Hinton Harrison
  3 Ingrid Bengston Benton


1 Dylan King Marshall
  2 Tamarcus Funches Tunica
  3 Robert Jones, Jr. Marshall

Career Pursuit

1 Lana Estes Union
  2 Debreanna Taylor Hinds
  3 Elizabeth Reaux Stone


1 Lathe Ward Pontotoc
  2 Ben Johnson Lee

Public Speaking I

1 Tashunti Trice Lee
  2 Sean O’Neil Clarke
  3 Ashanti Wigley Humphreys

Public Speaking II

1 Daniel Laudadio Alcorn
  2 Anna Grace Carter Rankin
  3 Savana Mars Adams

Interior Design (Level I)

1 Madelynne Goodson Oktibbeha
  2 Reocca Rice Oktibbeha
  3 Swayze Browning Union

Interior Design (Level II)

1 Lacy Raines Union
  2 Olivia Howell Holmes
  3 Molly Whitehead Franklin

Interior Design (Level III)

1 Hannah Dean Chickasaw
  2 Macy Freeman Amite

Winners from Wednesday 5/29/2019 Competitions






1 Taylor Vowell Leake
  2 Chase Foster



Beef VP

1 Nina Hay Lauderdale
  2 Dallas Stroud Scott
  3 Elizabeth Rone Panola

Clothing VP

1 Andreanna Page Humphreys
  2 Bre' Cameron Pike
  3 Jasmine Triplett Humphreys

Conservation VP

1 Cedric Jones Kemper
  2 Tamorris Luster Noxubee
  3 Brooklyn Roberts Clarke

Consumer Ed VP

1 Lacy Raines Union
  2 T'ajahlon White Lee<
  3 Reocca Rice Oktibbeha

Dairy Animals VP

1 Swayze Browning Union
  2 Anna Vowell Leake

Dairy Foods VP

1 Katelyn Casey Pearl river
  2 Lana Estes Union

Dairy Foods VP

3 Peyton Barber Pearl river

Engineering VP

1 Kylie Headley Oktibbeha
  2 Anna Grace Carter Rankin
  3 Juan Bankhead Noxubee

Entomology VP

1 Brianna Buggs Washington
  2 Alonzo Ramsey Kemper
  3 Ashlyn Wilson Pearl river

Foods and Nutrition VP

1 Kim Strouse Pearl river


2 Cassin Gant Oktibbeha
  3 Ja'don Lavallais Pike



Gardening/Horticulture VP


Daniel Laudadio




Jamiya Mason




Renee Harris

Pearl river




Health VP


Myra Thompson




Alvie Mixon




Madison Tingle





Other Projects VP


Sean Watkins




Atley Thompson




"Gabe" Entrekin

Pearl river

Personal Development VP

1 Rosalyn Ware Hinds
  2 Madelynne Goodson Oktibbeha
  3 Kacilyn Pegues Lee

Photography VP

1 Izaun Baxter Harrison
  2 Malik Lenard Pike
  3 Shay Chandler Noxubee

Plant and Soil Science VP

1 Jaykanze Bryant Noxubee
  2 Damion Mckenzie Pike
  3 Reslyn Ramsey Kemper


1 Brandon Booth Newton
  2 Jaykanze Bryant Noxubee
  3 Anna Grace Carter Rankin

Sheep/Swine/Meat Goats VP

1 Debreanna Taylor Hinds
  2 Moiya McCullough Panola
  3 Carmen Hamilton Rankin

Vet Science/ Pet Care VP

1 Katelyn Humphreys Lowndes
  2 Connor Hidalgo Lee
  3 Zion Harris Noxubee

Modeling Squad Small Team

1   Washington
  2   Chickasaw
  1   Pontotoc
  2   LeFlore
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A group holding sports gear gathers around a monument.
Filed Under: 4-H, Youth Projects May 4, 2022

Fourteen Choctaw Central and Neshoba Central high school students got a look at college life April 26 when a 4-H career prep program took them to preview day at Mississippi State University. The young people met with MSU students who are fellow members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, or MBCI. They also examined one of the EcoCAR club’s hybrid vehicles, heard about the admissions process and were given an idea of what the academic experience will be like.

Chickens feed inside a fenced enclosure.
Filed Under: Youth Poultry, Poultry April 20, 2022

Farm supply stores are full of cute chicks in the spring, and the sight of the fluffy baby birds, combined with future dreams of fresh eggs, prompts many people to impulsively start a backyard flock.

White chickens gather at a feeder.
Filed Under: Youth Poultry, Poultry April 18, 2022

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Keeping buffalo wings on menus is a supply chain issue that goes all the way back to procedures farm workers follow to protect the health of commercially grown chickens.

A row of white or black animal skulls.
Filed Under: Wildlife Youth Education, Plants and Wildlife April 13, 2022

Two conservation camps this summer offer students in grades six through 12 the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in wildlife science, outdoor recreation and conservation careers. Conservation Camp 2022 has a residential edition June 5-8 for rising eighth through 12th graders. The day camp edition is June 13-15 for rising sixth through eighth graders.

A woman stands at a kitchen counter.
Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Food, Nutrition April 12, 2022

Seeds are an excellent source of fiber, healthy fats, and many important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are a great way to add some crunch with a nutritional punch!

Success Stories

A group of five men and women standing on the MSU football field during a game day.
4-H, Support 4-H, Community, Economic Development
Volume 8 Number 1

Assessing and Adjusting

MSU Extension prepares 4-H HomeGrown Scholarship campaign

A woman and a man standing in front of a mural and lamppost.
4-H, 4-H Livestock Program, Leadership
Volume 8 Number 1

Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Former Simpson County 4-H’er highlights Extension agent’s legacy

Children notice everything, and they remember. When children watch a man use his personal resources and take extra time just for them, when they listen to his words of encouragement through disappointments and triumphs, and when they watch him demonstrate boundless patience whatever the circumstance, those children remember.


4-H, Leadership, Ambassador Program, Wildlife Youth Education, Youth Projects, Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Farming, Dairy
Volume 8 Number 1

Mississippi 4-H Introduces New Youth Leadership Positions

Administrators with the Mississippi State University Extension Center for 4-H Youth Development recently announced two new offices for 4-H’ers: president-elect and past president. These new positions will allow the 4-H’ers more training and opportunities, state leaders agree.

A smiling woman wearing a white shirt sits behind a desk with her hands resting on the desk in front of her.
Volume 8 Number 1

Former Adams County 4-H’er Symone Thomas is living her dream as a meteorologist at FOX West Texas in San Angelo, Texas. When she started in 4-H, Thomas was looking for a fun hobby and a way to spend time with her friends. She found much more—a passion for service. During her college experience at Mississippi State University, Thomas accumulated more than 250 community service hours, earned multiple honors, and was recognized for her service to campus.


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