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Kittle wins Round Robin

Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Chloe Kittle, 15, a member of the Clever Clovers, won the 2010 Clay County 4-H Fair Round Robin. In addition, Kittle won Senior Showmanship, Champion of Champion Beef, Reserve Grand Champion Heifer and Grand Champion Homegrown Heifer. [Order this photo]
After a day of sweltering heat, Clay County now has a new Round Robin Champion.

Chloe Kittle, 15, a seven-year 4-H'r representing the beef barn, claimed the esteemed title.

"This is a huge honor," Kittle said. "It's the top honor of showmanship."

She is the daughter of Michael and Nancy Kittle and is a member of Clever Clovers.

"I am very proud of her," Nancy said. "She showed animals she has never shown before and she worked very hard to learn as much as she could about them."

Though Chloe showed swine for two years, she grew up on an Angus farm and worked primarily with beef. When she was named Champion of Champions, she immediately began to study.

"I've been reading as much information as I could and asking my friends to help," she said.

During breaks in the competition, she reviewed the notes she had taken and kept the flash cards in her back pocket.

It was the help of her friends and the encouragement of her family throughout her 4-H years that helped her to win.

"The goats were the hardest," Chloe said. "Beef and horse the easiest."

Chloe wanted send a special thanks to Abbey and Mariah Sweet, Whitney Halfhill, Luke Ledgerwood, Kaleb Shonk, Haleigh Vilian, Ashley Seymour, Allison Stearley, Kayle and Brandon Miller, Logan Fry, Noah Atkinson, Shelley Ream and her sisters, Emmie and Addie Kittle.

"Round Robin is the top showman of the six species," Clay County 4-H Council Vice President Dianna Knox said. "They are the best in Clay County and they have bragging rights."

According to Knox, a Round Robin winners can continue to compete and become Champion of Champion, they can no longer compete in Round Robin.

"She has worked hard for this," Michael said. "She would call me at work and ask questions, she used note cards, she did very well."

Though Chloe has been active in 4-H, this is her first year winning Senior Showmanship, Champion of Champion Beef, Round Robin, Reserve Grand Champion Heifer and Grand Champion Homegrown Heifer.

"My parents encouraged me to join 4-H," Chloe said. "It's made me more responsible and now I have this huge honor. It's great."


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Congratulations Chloe! As you know, hard work pays off. It's obvious you are not scared of hard work. You represent the best of 4 H. Keep making great achievements for yourself and your community. We are proud of you.

-- Posted by Claycountian on Thu, Jul 22, 2010, at 9:54 PM


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