|Ortner named 4-H state president|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Nicholas Ortner was named the 2014-15 Colorado 4-H president at the state 4-H conference June 17-19 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
Ortner was voted on at a senate meeting, with two people from each county eligible to vote. Three candidates were asked questions by the current state president, with Ortner being announced the president for next year. The remaining two candidates vied for the vice president seat.
Next year, Ortner will be busy going to all the conferences the state 4-H team puts on as well as attending the New Mexico state 4-H conference.
Ortner was one of six Phillips County 4-H members to attend the conference, including Drew Stewart, Austin Vieselmeyer, Josilyn Lutze, Sidney Struckmeyer and Elise Atkins. Also attending with the group was Conchita Gonzalez from Sedgwick County.
The theme this year was “Get into the Rhythm of Leadership.” There were many things to do at the conference including the state livestock judging contest, livestock quiz bowl and workshops.
Phillips County’s senior livestock judging team placed second in cattle. Team members are Vieselmeyer, Lutze, Struckmeyer and Ortner. They are coached by Brandy Miller and Tim Becker.
Vieselmeyer also earned high individual in cattle.
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