St. Lawrence County 4-H’er takes top honor in national horticulture contest
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 5:09 pm

St. Lawrence County 4-H Shoots and Roots Club member Adam Romlein, 16, of Potsdam, is Grand National Champion of the Honors Division in the National Junior Horticultural Association Horticulture Contest.

Adam, the son of Donald and Diane Romlein, beat out 200 other contestants at the NJHA Convention held in Williamsburg, Va. last fall.From left are Sydney Brown, Gouverneur; Brooke Rastley and Robert Rastley, Gouverneur;Adam Romlein, Potsdam; Carter Pierce and Reilly Pierce, Heuvelton.From left are Sydney Brown, Gouverneur; Brooke Rastley and Robert Rastley, Gouverneur;Adam Romlein, Potsdam; Carter Pierce and Reilly Pierce, Heuvelton.

The Honors Division of the horticulture contest consists of identifying 125 plants, a written test and a judging section.

Other members of the St. Lawrence County Shoots and Roots 4-H Club who attended the convention and placing in the contests were Sydney Brown, 23rd in 4-H; Brooke Rastley, 9th in Open Class; Robert Rastley, 5th in Honors Class; Carter Pierce, 29th in 4-H; Reilly Pierce, 6th in Honors Class.

For more about the Shoots and Roots 4-H Horticulture Club of St. Lawrence County, contact Diane Romlein, dianeromlein@gmail.com.

To learn more about 4-H in St. Lawrence County, contact Amy Sands, 379-9192 or als23@cornell.edu.