Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 10, 2016
NC 4-H Horse Bowl
Rowan County was well represented at the North Carolina 4-H State Horse Bowl by the senior team of the East Equine Explorers of Rockwell.
The team of Alexandria Reinhardt, Erin Christner, Abby Kluttz, Hannah Barringer and Captain Micah Furr went undefeated at the March 5 competition in five rounds to win the Senior Division Horse Bowl contest. The Horse Bowl, held at the NC State University campus, is a competitive science-based, fast-moving game with questions covering all aspects of horsemanship including the anatomy, physiology, husbandry and training of horses.
Furr received reserve champion individual for most questions answered. Her performance earned her an invitation to be a part of the N.C. State 4-H national team.
The club also fielded a hippology team of Christner, Kluttz and Alexandria Reinhardt. The hippology contest consists of a written exam, photo identification of horse related tack and equipment and horse judging. Placing second in the senior contest was Christner, whose overall score earned her a reserve championship and an invitation to be on the N.C. State 4-H National team.
The three also won the team problem champion ribbon, in which the group has 15 minutes to work together to answer in writing a real life horse management situation. This year’s question was to design an ideal horse breeding and training facility, including topography, traffic flow, pasture management and safety that is environmentally responsible.
The following students were recently selected as February Great Gators of the Month:
Pre-K: Dariel Taylor
Kindergarten: Leecia Connor, Lilliana McMillan, Zekiah Neely, Alexus Pemental, Jereline Sumo, Chloe Troutman, April Velazquez and Domingo Wooden
RCCC students receive SECU scholarship
Rhonda Horton, of Cabarrus County, and Abigail Russell, of Rowan County, were awarded the State Employees’ Credit Union “People Helping People” scholarship.
The State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation provides two $5,000 scholarships annually to each of the 58 North Carolina community colleges. Recipients for both scholarships are selected by the individual college’s scholarship committees. Selections are based on a student’s embodiment of the credit union’s “People Helping People” philosophy demonstrated through leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement, along with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher.