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Upper Cumberland Honors Their Youth



by Linda Scrivner


            COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Upper Cumberland Walking Horse Association Youth High Point Awards Banquet was held Nov. 9, 2007, at the Hyder Burk Pavilion in Cookeville, Tenn. The members of the association honored their youth and their accomplishments during 2007.           

            President Jerry Swallows welcomed everyone and then introduced the Youth 4-H Judging teams and their coaches. Coach Glenda Jones introduced her Putnam County 4-H Judging Team Members that were present. These teams have earned national recognition, were the State Champions and won the Celebration judging contest. Lisa Garrison was the high point Youth Judge at the Celebration this year. Their second team was also second at the Celebration.

            Coach Danielle Johnson, a former student of Coach Jones, introduced her Cookville FFA Judging Team members. They had the highest individual at the state contest.

            Coach Robbie Casteell introduced her Cumberland County 4-H Judging Team member that was present. Masie Ellis was fifth at the Celebration and has shown since she was five.

            Linda Scrivner, representing the Walking Horse Report, and Teresa Slagle, representing The Scoop, were introduced next. The UPWHA gave three $700 scholarships last year and Swallows commented that the walking horse industry does and should do lots for their youth.

            The awards were given out and everyone enjoyed a wonderful buffet or pizza, whichever they chose after the honorees received their awards.

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