The District 8 4-H Food Challenge was held Dec. 3, at the Bell County Expo in Belton.
The two Junior-Intermediate teams representing Somervell County both placed in the competition.
The Gumdrop Divas placed fourth in the Main Dish category and also won the Team Spirit Award. Team members include Brandi Black, Kenzie Campos, Lindsay Hartman, Sami Hood and Abby Johnson. They are coached by Tamra Black.
The Cooking Cuties also placed fourth, in the Breads and Cereals category. Team members are Jeana Douglas, Kendall Douglas, Chyanne Mausser, Anna Quinlan and Emma Turner. They are coached by Mina Douglas.
Nine of the 10 girls are sixth grade students enrolled at Glen Rose Junior High. Jeana Douglas attends Glen Rose Intermediate School, where she is in the fourth grade.
The Food Challenge, very similar to the TV show "Iron Chef," is a competition in which each team has 40 minutes to create a dish from the ingredients provided and prepare an oral presentation which must include steps for preparation, nutrient knowledge, My Plate information, food safety and menu planning and substitution.