Senior Faith Wheeler, freshman Emma Cannata, seventh grader Cullen Howard, McKean Elementary fourth grader McKenna Laughery and Edinboro Elementary third grader Isabella Cannata will compete in the 2018 State 4-H Horse Show, which takes place October 26-28 at the PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.
In order to advance to the State Competition, these students had to place in the top four at the district level to make it to States. The District IX competition had 256 participants from eight counties including Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Lawrence, Mercer and Venango. In order to make it to the district level competition, they needed to first qualify at the county level at the three Erie County qualifying shows.
Students compete in more than seventy classes.
Wheeler was a District Champion in Ranch Horse Pleasure and placed second in Working Western Hose / Pony.
Emma Cannata placed second in Intermediate Grooming and Showmanship (Ages 12-14) and Miniature Horse In Hand Trail (Ages 14-18).
Howard placed third in the Pony Keyhole (Ages 8-13).
Laughery was a District Champion in Beginner Trail, and placed second in Grooming and Showmanship (Ages 8-13), second in Beginner Western Horsemanship and fourth in Beginner Western Pleasure.
Isabella Cannata placed fourth in Beginner Trail, was a District Champion in Miniature Horse In Hand Trail (Ages 8-13) and District Champion in Miniature horse Driving (Ages 8-13).
Pennsylvania 4-H horse programs promote knowledge of horsemanship and responsible, ethical equine use, care and management.
The 4-H is a national program that empowers young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime through sharing, doing, and learning together in all kinds of projects, events and activities through local clubs, special interest clubs, school-based and after-school programs and individual memberships.
General McLane School District serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade in Franklin, McKean and Washington Townships, as well as the borough of McKean and Edinboro. The District also serves tuition students throughout Erie County.
To learn more about General McLane School District, visit generalmclane.org.