Skillathon Winners Announced

Ninety youth competed in the Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon, held May 6 at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Ten stations tested the youth's knowledge of sheep and goats; feed ID, breed ID, equipment ID, fiber id, meat ID, fleece judging, hay judging, sheep judging, worms, and written test. Youth competed according to their age as of January 1: junior, 8-10; intermediate, 11-13; and senior, 14-18. Top 10 juniors Twenty juniors competed. Emily Gale from St. Mary's County was the first place junior. Nathaniel Smith from Cecil County was second. Abigail Willis from Greene County, Pennsylvania, was third. St. Mary's County had the first place junior team. Team members included Ricky Arnold,

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