Next week, for the first time in 65 years, the Texas 4-H Roundup will be held outside of College Station. In fact, it will be held here, in Lubbock, June 11-15 at Texas Tech.

The Texas 4-H Roundup is a qualifying and invitational event for youth between the ages of 11 and 18 that have successfully placed in a qualifying event at the district level or signed up to compete in an invitational event at the state level.

Texas 4-H Roundup includes approximately 50 different contests and workshops that test 4-H members on life skills in such attributes are decision making, public speaking, organization, and working with others. These contests include such things as Fashion Show, Food Show, an assortment of judging contests, and educational presentations.

In preparation for next week's event, Kyle Merten, the Texas 4-H Roundup Coordinator joined Rex Andrew and Carl Tepper on today's edition of Lubbock's First News on KFYO. Merten discussed moving this year's 4-H Roundup to Lubbock and the various events being held.

Most events, including the assemblies and closing concert will be held at the Texas Tech University campus, with some events also taking place at South Plains College in Levelland. The main facilities to be used at Texas Tech include the Student Union Building, the United Spirit Arena and the Equestrian Center.