Ada County teams take 1st, 2nd place at state Crafty Critter 4-H contest Meridian Press staff email@example.com HollyBeechMP Feb 16, 2017 (…) Courtesy of Shay Johnson Crafty Critter 4-H teams from Ada County took first and second place at the State Skill-a-thon in Jerome on Jan. 14. Ada County teams in the Crafty Critter 4-H Club took first and second place at the State Skill-a-thon Jan. 14 in Jerome. The first-place team will represent Idaho at the National Skill-a-thon in Louisville, Kentucky, this fall. Ada County sent five teams to the state Skill-a-thon, including two teams of seniors, two teams of juniors and one mixed team of juniors and seniors. Each team had three to four members."Our team members did incredibly well and we are proud to have them representing Ada County and Crafty Critters 4-H Club at the State Competition," according to a press release from Shay Johnson with the Crafty Critters 4-H Club. Story continues below video × Advertisement Skill-a-thon is a competition that tests every aspect of livestock knowledge — from identifying animal breeds to judging the quality of feed to competing in more difficult events.The members who compete must learn the skills to further their own agricultural projects as well as their everyday lives.Members of the Ada County first senior team, which placed first overall, were:Caleb TwaitKyleigh DavisAnnie Jansen Van-BeekBrianna FlansburgMembers of the second senior team, which placed second overall, were:Will Jansen Van-BeekOlivia SellsMatthew TwaitMcKenna Craig In the individual category, Will Jansen Van-Beek placed first overall, Annie Jansen Van-Beek placed second, Sells placed third, Davis placed fourth and Caleb Twait placed fifth. Saydee Henning placed third in identificationThe first junior team, which placed fourth overall, consisted of:Shelby JohnsonTrenton FlansburgNani McKagueMcKague placed fifth overall in the individual category and third overall in identification. More from this section Meridian OKs joint fire agreement, Nampa shoots it down Posted: Feb. 24, 2017 Early voting starts Monday in Ada County Posted: Feb. 24, 2017 Guest opinion: Support gender inclusive facilities in schools Posted: Feb. 24, 2017 13-year-old guitarist finds his groove at local venues Posted: Feb. 23, 2017 Meridian Schools Clinic reaches 3rd anniversary Posted: Feb. 23, 2017 HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!