Archer wins gold at 4-H tourney


Madison County 4-H students garnered multiple awards at the Texas State 4-H Roundup at Texas A&M in College Station earlier this month, including a first place finish in the Compound Aided Archery Contest for Zachary Rebstock.

“I have been shooting for about five years now,” said Rebstock. “I finished with a score of 294 out of 300 and there was just one other person who even got close to me, and he was actually in a lower division.”

Each competitor got a chance to fire three arrows, which were worth a total of 300 points. Rebstock’s next competition will be the 4-H State Games in San Antonio, which will be an outside venue. It will take place on July 16.

Rebstock is thankful to all of the coaches that helped him out throughout his practices at the Madison County Fairgrounds, Archery World and the Extension Office as well as his family for his success.

Other Madison County 4-H participants to walk away with awards from the Texas State 4-H Roundup were Cody Cole (sixth) in State Poultry Judging, Garrett Rhodes (third) in the Swine Division of Livestock Judging, Tyler Martin (eighth) in the Swine Division of Livestock Judging, Caleb Corley, Madison Fowler and Taylor Stubblefield (third) in Swine Quiz Bowl, Stacy Fowler, Lilly Goodwin and Carlie Stubblefield (seventh) in Swine Quiz Bowl, Malinda Caperton (fourth) in Public Speaking, Madi Caperton (sixth) in Public Speaking and Megan Nuernberg logged five second place finishes in Photography. Other participants from Madison County were Emma Hurst in Educational Presentation and Hope Ballam in Archery.

The Texas 4-H Roundup is a qualifying and invitational event for 4-H youth who placed in a district level roundup or signed up to compete in one of the invitational events. It lasted from June 11 through June 14.