• Contributed photos/Tamara Lewis
    Limestone County Extension Agent Gabby Washington, center, offers 4-H students Emma Lewis and Jacob Fisher final words of support as they each prepare to face a panel of food show judges at the 4-H State Round-up at Texas A&M in College Station on June 8.
  • Contributed photos/Tamara Lewis
    Emma Lewis, a home-schooled high school junior from Limestone County, prepares a recipe called Tasty Black Beans and Quinoa, in the 4-H State Round-up in College Station on June 8. Her entry won third place in the protein category.

Two Limestone students place at state in food entries

By Roxanne Thompson, Staff Writer

4-H students Jacob Fisher and Emma Lewis, both home-schoolers of Limestone County, placed at state-level competition in a Family and Consumer Science food show.

The food show was part of the 4-H State Round-up in College Station on June 8.

Jacob, a graduating senior, placed second in the dairy category with a custard recipe passed down to him from his grandmother.

Emma, a junior, placed third in the protein category with a dish that combined black beans and quinoa.

The competition consisted of four food categories: dairy, protein, grains, and fruits and vegetables. Each contestant prepared a recipe in one of the categories then gave a four-minute speech before a set of judges, describing the preparation of the dish, its nutritional value, and how those nutrients are used in the body.

After each student’s speech, the judges took four minutes to interview him or her on any food topic concerning their dish, nutrition, food preparation or kitchen safety. 

The overall Family and Consumer Science cooking initiative is called the 4-H Foods and Nutrition Project and begins in the fall. Students meet weekly to study nutrition, food and kitchen safety; and to practice cooking skills.

The first competition is county wide and takes place in the fall. Jacob and Emma both placed first in their respective categories at this level, which qualified them to advance to district competition, which was the District 8 Food Show and Challenge in Belton, in December.

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