JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK ( May 23, 2017) - Miranda Nickerson, a member of the Clymer Eager Beavers 4-H Club, represented Chautauqua County as a member of the Western District Junior Team that competed in the New York State
4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl contest, on April 29th at Cornell University. The other team members included a 4-H member from Erie County and two 4-H members from Wyoming County. Team members competed in a round robin format against five other districts across the state, where the members demonstrated their knowledge of dairy cattle subject matter. Points were scored by how many individual, team and buzz-in questions that were answered. The Western District team placed fifth, the Erie County 4-H member placed eighth as an individual, while one of the Wyoming County 4-H members placed ninth and Miranda was tied for tenth place. Since another individual had answered one more buzzer question than she, Miranda received eleventh place overall, an outstanding achievement. Miranda stated she enjoyed this dairy bowl experience as this opportunity has helped her learn more about her dairy animals that she cares for at home on the farm.
“Miranda is very dedicated to studying and learning new information for 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl. She is very deserving of this high honor of placing tenth at the New York State contest,” stated Lisa Kempisty, Extension Educator, who helps facilitate the 4-H Dairy Youth program.
Miranda has been a 4-H member for five years and is involved in the dairy program, where she participates in dairy bowl and dairy judging, at the county and state level; dairy youth explorers, and has shown her Registered Holstein and Jersey dairy cattle at the county, district and state level. She also serves as a Dairy Ambassador with the Chautauqua County Dairy Princess program, helping promote milk and dairy products.
The daughter of Bart and Julie Nickerson, Miranda is finishing seventh grade at Corry Area Middle School, where she participates in middle school basketball, volleyball and softball, Junior Olympic volleyball, POSSE softball, Little League Junior Softball, and is a manager for varsity girls’ basketball.
Congratulations to Miranda Nickerson on her many accomplishments in the Chautauqua County 4-H Youth Development program and continued success with all of your 4-H activities.
The 4-H Youth Development Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
Last updated May 23, 2017