So, after a lot of studying and preparing for this contest, I was about to learn how I did. I am very fortunate as my county 4-H program works really hard to help educate our members so we are prepared for the contests. So many of the youth did such a great job representing this wonderful event! For breed ID, I won 1st, third for Showmanship, and fifth in judging! I was very pleased with how I did in those three categories, and it was time for the royalty announcements! Lord and Lady are announced first, then Prince and Princess, Duke and Duchess, and finally King and Queen. When they began announcing the Duchess category, I was so nervous. I could hardly believe it when they said, "The 2015 PsARBA Duchess is, Madison Shaw!" My head was spinning. By Sunday, I already was beginning to think of things I could do to help promote this fantastic industry in a positive light. The program has helped me grow so much as an individual and I am extremely proud to be a part of it.
I also want to say how proud I am for all of the other youth with how well they did and how nice this year's PaSRBA convention was because of all of the volunteers. Thanks for making this year's convention great!