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Teen aims high with rocketry efforts

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By Madera County 4-H

Bryce Poore, 14, is a freshman at Madera High School and a member of the Howard 4-H club. This is his sixth year in 4-H. He is currently serving for the second year as a team captain and is involved in five projects. Along with 4-H he enjoys playing baseball.

This year Bryce is the county winner, with his record book for aerospace and rocketry. This was his fifth year in the rocketry group and he also served as a junior leader. He has built rockets from 6 inches all the way up to 8 feet. Each rocket he builds is from a kit and then he launches them at his leader’s home. This year he will be serving as a teen leader and he really enjoys being able to help the younger and less experienced members build and launch their rockets.

Beyond rocketry, Poore was also involved in the categories of sheep, public speaking, and community pride. Over the last year Bryce has earned lots of recognition for his hard work in all of his projects. He has displayed his rockets at the Madera County Fair and won blue ribbons. He sold market lambs at the fairs in both Chowchilla and Madera. His lamb at the Madera District Fair earned champion in his class. He also competed at county, regional and state level with his demonstration about fishing lures and earned a gold medal at all three.

Bryce enjoys 4-H very much. All of the projects he has completed have been fun and worthwhile. He has gained knowledge and experience in lots of different fields. And best of all he has overcome fears that many people never do.


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