The Nueces County 4-H Entomology Team represented Nueces County in the Coastal Bend District 4-H Entomology Competition April 19 at Texas A&M-College Station.
The students competed individually and as teams against other counties in the Coastal Bend district.
The Junior Team won first place as a team.
Individually, Allen Young, home-schooled, won High Overall first place; Guy McClendon, from Magee Intermediate School, won second place; and Josh Berry, home-schooled, won fifth place individually.
The Intermediate Team won first place as a team.
Individually, Jacob Berry, home-schooled, won High Overall first place; Marshall McCants, from Calallen Middle School, won second place; Myca Reed, home-schooled, won fourth place; and Dylan Kostroun, from Calallen Middle School, won sixth place.
The teams meet in the evenings after their regular schoolwork to collect and study insects in preparation for the competition.
The test is over insect orders, metamorphosis and habitats and the students are to determine if insects are beneficial, pests or inconsequential.
The test is in two parts; one in insect identification and the other is a written exam.