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4-H entomology team places in state contest

Pictured is theFayette County Katydids 4-H Entomology judging team that competed in the State 4-H/FFA Entomology Judging Contest. From left,Abbie Dafler, Coach Monty Mason, Billy Mays, Gavin Bergmanand Alivea Lynn.

The Fayette County Katydids 4-H Entomology judging team competed in the State 4-H/FFA Entomology Judging Contest held at Purdue University Dec. 8.

The contest consisted of insect identification and their orders and an exam. Team members Gavin Bergman, Abbie Dafler, Alivea Lynn and Billy Mays, coached by Monty Mason, earned State 4-H Fourth Place Team.

In the Area 7 4-H/FFA contest, held in November in Wayne County, the group won First Place 4-H and Overall Team, with Dafler being Frst Place 4-H and Overall Individual.

Mason is a nearly 50-year Fayette County 4-H leader and coach.