Schools & Students published Nov. 16, 2021

News about educational achievements among students from west central Minnesota.

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Last week youth from Kandiyohi County participated in the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup horse judging competition in Louisville, Kentucky.

The team of Ryan Busskohl, McCartney Knutson and Cassidy Becker finished sixth place in overall team, second in Team Performance and seventh in Oral Reason.

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Ryan Busskohl, Atwater, 4-H

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McCartney Knutson, New London, 4-H


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Cassidy Becker, Eden Valley, 4-H

Busskohl is from Atwater and Knutson is from New London, and both are members of the Little Crow 4-H Club. Becker is from Eden Valley and a member of the Koronis Eager Beavers 4-H Club in Meeker County.

The team of Mercedes Schueler and Michael Tauer finished as a top ten team in Team Speech & Demonstration. Schueler is from Willmar and a member of the Country Kids 4-H Club. Tauer is from Morgan and part of Redwood County 4-H.

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Mercedes Schueler

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Michael Tauer, 4-H

In individual results, Knutson was 10th overall and third in Performance class. Becker placed ninth in the Performance class. Tauer placed sixth in Team Speech & Demonstration.

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