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Milam County 4-H wins big at Central Texas Consumer Contest

Twenty-one Milam County 4-H members competed at the Central Texas Consumer Decision Making Contest on Saturday, Jan. 27, in Gatesville. 

We are extremely proud of our top senior team (Nationals team) and individual who placed first place overall. Our top senior individual was Macy McDaniel who won first place and a $500 scholarship. 

Below are the results of these great accomplishments as well as all the youth who competed on Saturday. 

Out of 21 participants, eight of the Milam County 4-H members were brand new to the consumer project and competing.  

Consumer decision making is a project and contest where youth learn how to use consumer skills to rank products from the best to worst buy based on need versus want, criteria given, and scenario, and knowledge gained and learned about the products. Intermediates and seniors are given 1-2 classes they have to give a 2 minute set of reasons on why they placed the class.  

We had a great day yesterday at the Central Texas Consumer Contest! 

Here are the results:


Third place - Callen Vaculin, Bohn Towery, Gabriel Rodriguez 

Fourth Place - Benjamin Rodriguez, James Holcombe, Winston Walzel 

Fifth place - Mackenzie Holcombe (fifth high individual), Abigail Bradley, Kendall Hertenberger


Third place - Maddie Basonic, Noah Bradley, Luke Holcombe, Aaron Ponnaiya


First place - Macy McDaniel (first place - $500 scholarship), Jack Luckey, Klay Eschberger, Robert Miller

Third place - Tessa Vaculin, Jason Ponnaiya, Kaylor Eschberger, Jett Vaculin 

The following 4-H members are from the Cameron 4-H Club: Callen Vaculin, Bohn Towery, Gabriel Rodriguez, Benjamin Rodriguez, James Holcombe, Winston Walzel, Mackenzie Holcombe, Abigail Bradley, Kendall Hertenberger, Maddie Basonic, Noah Bradley,Luke Holcombe, Tessa Vaculin, Jett Vaculin

The following 4-H members are from the Gause 4-H Club/Milano School: Robert Miller

The following 4-H members are from the Rockdale 4-H Club: Aaron Ponnaiya, Macy McDaniel, Jack Luckey, Klay Eschberger, Jason Ponnaiya, Kaylor Eschberger 

For more information about Milam County 4-H, please call the Milam County Extension Office at (254) 697-7045 or email Micah Holcombe, FCH Agent, at or for more information on the farm bill, please visit Josh Evans, AG Agent, at or by calling the office.

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