Vermont 4-H shepards took top awards at the Big E in Springfield, Mass. Sept. 28-30. Nine kids went down with their sheep: Sarah Carr and Jarrod Ashley from Critter Creek 4-H Club, Middlebury, Megan Watrous from Mt. Independence 4-H Club, Orwell, and Wonderful Woolies, Rutland, Amy Davenport, Kathy and Bridget Brown, Lindsey Roush, and Amber Corliss from Wonderful Woolies, Rutland, and Grace Kuehne from Meadow and Brook 4-H, Benson. Vermont 4-Hers took the Blocking and Fitting Contest. This is where a pair of kids have one hour to fit a sheep for the show ring. Lindsey Roush and Megan Watrous got first in Senior Blocking and Fitting. Amy Davenport & Amber Corliss got first Intermediate Blocking and Fitting. Grace Kuehne and Bridget Brown got third place intermediate Blocking and Fitting. Sarah Carr and Jarrod Ashley got first Junior Blocking and Fitting. The Vermont Sheep Quiz Bowl Team of Lindsey Roush, Megan Watrous, Amy Davenport and Amber Corliss got second place. Jarrod Ashley helped the New Hampshire team and got fourth. The kid's educational exhibit on Mastitis got fourth. Lindsey Roush got 1st Senior Sheep Knowledge Test. Amy Davenport got 1st Intermediate Sheep Knowledge Test. Lindsey Roush took Supreme Showman in Fitting and Showmanship over all. She got first Romney Senior Fitting and Showmanship, Supreme Fleece,Reserve Champion Romney Ewe, Reserve Bred and Owned Champion Ram and first in Romney Flock. Megan Watrous got 1st Senior Slick Shorn Fitting and Showmanship, and second in Southdown Ewe Lamb class. Amber Corliss got first in Intermediate Fitting and Showmanship, Bred and Owned Grand Champion Ewe.Kathy Brown got 3rd Senior Fitting and Showmanship, 1st Cotswold yearling Ewe.Bridget Brown got 3rd Intermediate Fitting and Showmanship, 1st Cotswold ewe lamb and 1st Cotswold age ewe.Amy Davenport got 1st Intermediate AOB Meat Fitting and Showmanship,Grand Champion Ewe and Ram.Grace Kuehne took 1st Junior Fitting and Showmanship and second yearling Tunis Ewe. Sara Cara took 2nd Junior Fitting and Showmanship and 3rd Tunis Yearling Ewe. Jarrod Ashley got third Junior Fitting and Showmanship, Reserve Champion and Reserve Champion Bred and Owned Natural Colored Ewe and Ram and Best Natural Colored Fleece.