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Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCall Wins the 2018 OYE Legislative Showmanship Contest as Lawmakers are Schooled by FFA and 4-Hers

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:53:46 CDT

Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCall Wins the 2018 OYE Legislative Showmanship Contest as Lawmakers are Schooled by FFA and 4-Hers Tuesday night was a great night at the 2018 Oklahoma Youth Expo as about one hundred state lawmakers came and spent time learning the ins and outs of showing a calf, hog, lamb or a goat from one of the 4-H or FFA members involved with the show. Tyler Norvell, Executive Director of the OYE, says the Legislative event has grown and grown- starting with a dozen lawmakers just a few years ago to last night when well over half of the state legislature made time to be a part of the evening.


Each lawmaker and other dignitaries and supporters of the young people were matched up with a 4-H or FFA member and competed in one of the four classes of livestock. For the lawmakers, it was them being matched up with a youth from their home district when possible.


Winning the friendly competition of the evening was the Oklahoma Speaker of the House, Charles McCall of Atoka. Speaker McCall was a spectator a year ago- but joined in and was in the opening group of lawmakers and celebrities that showed a pig- winning that heat. (the picture here is of Speaker McCall with the steer he showed in the finals of the contest)


From the hog ring to the goats, sheep and beef cattle lineups- we snapped shots of many of the lawmakers and others in attendance. We have created a special album of the OYE Legislative Night- go and look by clicking here. The pictures of Tuesday night are also a part of the full 2017 OYE Album of Photos found on Flickr.


Our Coverage of the 2018 Oklahoma Youth Expo is once again a service of ITC Great Plains, Your Energy Superhighway- learn more about this high voltage, transmission only utility and their commitment to the communities they serve which is the cornerstone of their business-click here for their website.


Reports will be heard daily on great radio stations that cover Oklahoma and that are a part of the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network- on the internet- our reports of the 2018 OYE can be found on the Blue Green Gazette page- available here. We will be adding pictures daily to our official 2018 OYE Album of Photos on FLICKR, found here.


For more information about the Oklahoma Youth Expo, click here for the home page of the OYE website.


   

 

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