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UA 4-H Livestock Skillathon Team Places 1st at the Southeastern US Regional/State Fair

UA 4-H Livestock Skillathon Team Places 1st at the Southeastern US Regional/State Fair

Raleigh, NC - Sunday, November 3, 2019 - Union Academy placed first overall (out of all teams and all school divisions) at the Southeastern US Regional/State Fair 4-H Livestock Skillathon Competition and was crowned the 2019 State Fair Champion Senior 4-H Livestock Skillathon Team. This is the second state championship Union Academy has earned this year in an Agriculture based competition. Members of the team also received individual recognition and honors. 

The UA team competed against 20 other 4-H/FFA teams from North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Alabama, and Florida. Students had to correctly identify breeds of beef cattle, sheep, goats, and swine as well as identify multiple pieces of equipment, feeds, and meats. Students also had to complete economic, quality assurance, evaluation, and marketing team problems as well as judge classes of hay, wool, and meats. Finally, students took a comprehensive exam that tested their overall knowledge and understanding of the Livestock Industry. 

All four members of the Union Academy team placed in the top 10 individuals. Cade Stegall led the way by finishing 1st overall, followed by Trey Howey (2nd overall), Kaleb Pope (5th overall) and Isaac Williams (8th overall). The team was recognized as the High Scoring Senior Team Overall and the High Scoring Team Overall in both the Evaluation and Quality Assurance divisions. The team also placed 2nd overall in the Senior Team in Identification division. The team is comprised of Trey Howey, Kaleb Pope, Cade Stegall, and Isaac Williams and was coached by Michael Alexander, Union Academy’s agriculture teacher.