#039;Egg-straordinary#039; describes Nonnenman

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Kimberly Nonnenmann is an "egg-straordinary" 11-year-old.

At the Dothan District 4-H Roundup June 19-20 at Troy State University, she placed at the very top in the Junior Division Egg Demonstration sponsored by the Alabama Egg and Poultry Association.

This well-spoken Charles Henderson Middle School student had to prepare and egg dish, demonstrate the preparation and give a short speech on the egg.

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Her dish, The Incredible Eggseptional Breakfast Bake, won her second place at the county competition and won over the judges at districts.

Nonnenmann made her dish with cheese, ham, butter, milk, pepper, salt, bread and six eggs.

The judges evaluated her on the taste and how well she was able to demonstrate the preparation of her dish. She also had to give a short speech on the egg.

Nonnenmann said she learned a lot about the egg and how to use it in recipes.

"They have calcium and protein and we should eat them a lot," she said. "A lot of people don't eat them because they think eggs have a lot of fat in them, but they don't."

She was also surprised that eggs could keep for three to four weeks. Nonnenmann thought they were only good for a week or two.

Nonnenmann was also the president of the CHMS sixth grade 4-H Club last year and had a lot of fun doing it.

"Some people think it's dorky," she said. "But it's not. It is a lot of fun."

As president, Nonnenmann was in charge of opening the meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H Pledge.

"I don't know if I'll be president this year," she said. "I'm going to run, but I don't know if I'll make it."

Nonnenmann's involvement with 4-H earned her enough activity points to go to camp in Shelby County.

"I just got back from 4-H Camp and you can do so many activities there," she said.

While she was there, Nonnenmann had the opportunity to go canoeing, rock climbing, putt-putt golfing and swimming. Campers were also able to visit a pioneer village and take a turn going down the zip-line.

"The zip-line was my favorite," Nonnenmann said.

She said she climbed a 30-foot pole, strapped into a harness that held her to the zip-line and just let go.

With all that 4-H has to offer, Nonnenmann wishes more kids would become involved.