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MOUNT IDA, Ark. -- There’s nothing like a little competition to make any subject more
Last month, youth from Garland, Polk, and Montgomery counties competed in the first
4-H Citizenship Quiz Bowl held at Mount Ida’s First Baptist Church. The Nov. 22 event
attracted a crowd of nearly 50 people with 13 Montgomery County 4-Hers participating.
The youth buzzed in to answer questions related to taxes, the U.S. Constitution, U.S.
presidents, state facts, history, patriotism, the three branches of government, current
events, political figures, the electoral process, National monuments, and leadership.
The goal of the tournament was not only to test knowledge; but also to have fun learning
about citizenship and develop youth into good citizens.
“My feeling was that the kids learned a lot about citizenship,” said one of the quiz
bowl volunteers. “It wasn’t just a contest but an actual learning experience for them.”
The senior division was dominated by the Montgomery County team of Kati Carmack, Callie
Monk, Will Monk, and Bailey Nash who remained undefeated through the tournament. Garland
County went home with a second place finish in the senior division.
Two Montgomery County teams played in the junior division. Finishing in first place
was the team of Abbie Buttrum, Livie Gilvarry, Lucas Hawthorn, Jakob Myers, and Matthew
Sheeley. Second place finishers were Lilith Ashcroft, Corbin Cooper, Mikayla Ellison,
and Austin Gilvarry.
Montgomery County 4-H offered thanks to:
Amy Monk, Montgomery County extension agent for the University of Arkansas System
Division of Agriculture, said one senior 4-Her said the quiz bowl meant, “I knew more
than I thought I did!” and a junior 4-H member said “I learned so much just listening
to the questions and answers.”
To learn more about the Arkansas 4-H program contact your county extension office.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons
regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin,
religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any
other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
By Mary HightowerThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) firstname.lastname@example.org