Austin teen nabs princely award

Published 11:43 am Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tyler Amick named poultry prince at the state fair

Austin native Tyler Amick, 18, was named one of the winners in the fifth-annual Poultry Prince and Princess Contest this past weekend.

The scholarship program of Minnesota 4-H and Gold’n Plump recognizes the knowledge, leadership and skills of Minnesota’s youth in the state’s poultry industry by awarding two teenagers with poultry ambassador titles and $1,000 academic scholarships.

Along with $1,000 scholarships, the Poultry Prince and Princess will have the opportunity to expand their speaking, interview and presentation skills through industry and publicity appearances during their year-long term and will receive royal portraits created by the official Minnesota State Fair artist, Emily L. Taylor.

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The contest took place Aug. 21-24 for eligible Minnesota State Fair 4-H poultry participants.