What do you get when you give young people the opportunity to develop their photography and baking skills? You get over 200 4-H members participating in the annual County 4-H Photography and Baking Contest.
Regina Starkey, local professional photographer, of Honeysuckle Hills, judged the photography contest. Award ribbons and plaques are sponsored by Pigeon Forge Rotary Club. Olivia Browning’s image “Days Gone By” was named the Best of Show. Olivia is a member of the Homeschool Group.
Overall winners in the 4-H County Photography Contest are:
Younger Division Animals – 1st place, Abby Branch – Boyds Creek Elementary; 2nd place, Gavin Schmid – Pigeon Forge Middle.
Older Division Animals – 1st place, Amy Cantu – Catons Chapel; 2nd place Trey Bartleson – Sevierville Middle School.
Younger Division Building – 1st place, Kami Humphrey – Seymour Intermediate; 2nd place, Dawson Phillips – PI Beta Phi.
Older Division Building – 1st place, Jasmine Metcalf – Catons Chapel; 2nd place, Nor Alkhasali – Sevierville Middle.
Younger Division Landscape – 1st place, Courtland Gray – Seymour Intermediate; 2nd place, Alexis Dombrowski – Northview Intermediate.
Older Division Landscape – 1st place, Kalie Allen – Catons Chapel; 2nd place, Lindsey Hedrick – Homeschool.
Younger Division People – 1st place, Courtney McHan – Seymour Intermediate; 2nd place, Abby Branch – Boyds Creek.
Older Division People – 1st place, Christy Newsom – Pigeon Forge High; 2nd place, Andrea Dunn – Sevierville Middle.
Representatives from the Rel Maples Institute for Culinary Arts Walters State Community College judged the County Baking Contest.
Winners in the 4-H County Baking Contest included:
4th Grade Chocolate Chip Cookies – 1st place, Bryson Hill – Pi Beta Phi; 2nd place, Savannah Hall – Catlettsburg.
5th Grade Sugar Cookies – 1st place, Ellie Fuller – Pi Beta Phi; 2nd place, Grace Doler – Seymour Intermediate.
6th Grade Peanut Butter Cookie – 1st place, Czarine Palcone – Sevierville Middle; 2nd place, Hannah Ownby – Sevierville Middle;
7th – 8th Grade Bar Cookies – 1st place, Lindsey Hedrick – Homeschool; 2nd place, Darcie Bagent – Catons Chapel.
9th – 12th Grade Bar Cookies – 1st place, Victoria Clements – Sevier County High School; 2nd place, Kestrel Troutman – Gatlinburg Pittman High School.
The photography and baking contest are two of the many opportunities available to 4-H members in Sevier County. For more information about these opportunities, please contact Glenn Turner at (865) 453-3695. Programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and resource development – University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture and county governments cooperating. UT Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.