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Georgia 4-H's best compete for coveted Master 4-H'er title

By for CAES News

Competing against their peers across the state, fifty Georgia 4-H members ultimately earned the coveted title of “Master 4-H’er” at the annual Georgia 4-H State Congress, held July 24-27 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta.

State Congress symbolizes the end of a year of hard work and dedication by Georgia 4-H youth. Students select an area of study, give an oral presentation before judges at their respective District Project Achievement (DPA) and participate in service and leadership events in their communities. Regional first place winners compete at the state competition in a variety of categories including history, horses, performing arts, and public speaking. Each student gives a 12-minute presentation before expert judges and prepares a portfolio detailing their research, leadership and service projects.

No matter what their age, people learn best through doing, and this is the heart of Georgia 4-H, said Arch Smith, state 4-H leader of Georgia’s largest youth leadership organization.

“We had some really excited kids who will get to go to National 4-H Congress and we had some who were a little disappointed. But what is most important they have gained some valuable skills through Georgia 4-H Project Achievement,” said Craven Hudson, one of the Georgia 4-H state specialists who organize the event. “Either way, these students take away many memories and they take away many life skills from Georgia 4-H.”

This year’s first-place Georgia 4-H’ers, by home county, are:

APPLING COUNTY

Performing Arts/Piano – Tripp Hardee

BACON COUNTY

Performing Arts/Vocal – Mason McClintock

BANKS COUNTY

Safety – Chelsea Pusbach

BEN HILL COUNTY

Companion and Specialty Animals – Carlissa Stewart

Poultry and Egg Science – Ericka Lord

Target Sports – Olivia Phillips

BLECKLEY COUNTY

Flowers, Shrubs and Lawns – Hadden Powell

BRYAN COUNTY

Food for Health and Sport – Will Kroymann

BULLOCH COUNTY

Beef – Sarah Grace Hunter

CARROLL COUNTY

Sheep and Meat Goats – Lillyanna McDermitt

CHATHAM COUNTY

Dog Care and Training – Ashley Johnson

History – Katie Fenno

CHATTOOGA COUNTY

Public Speaking – Meagan Perry

CHEROKEE COUNTY

Performing Arts/Drama – Lukas Freeman

Photography – Sam Tidd

COBB COUNTY

Communications – Rebekah Glover

COLUMBIA COUNTY

Fruits, Vegetables and Nuts – George Wurst

COWETA COUNTY

Dairy and Milk Science – Jennifer Brinton

CRAWFORD COUNTY

Wildlife and Marine Science – Jaden Childree

DECATUR COUNTY

Food Safety and Preservation – Journey Austinson

DOUGHERTY COUNTY

Robotics - Kiedon Bryant

ELBERT COUNTY

Outdoor Recreation – Madison Brown

EFFINGHAM COUNTY

General Recreation – Marina Herten

EMANUEL COUNTY

Family Resource Management – Sarah Beth Kersey

International – Grace McBride

Performing Arts/Other Instrumental – Arham Shah

EVANS COUNTY

Computer Information Technology – Jacob Myers`

Workforce Preparation – Hannah Summers

FLOYD COUNTY

Veterinary Science – Karmen Holbert

GORDON COUNTY

Pork Production – Gracy Sexton

HABERSHAM COUNTY

Food Fare – Christine Budd

HOUSTON COUNTY

Fashion Revue – Elizabeth Day

LIBERTY COUNTY

Health – Sophia Rodriguez

Physical, Biological and Earth Science – Jonathan Adams

LOWNDES COUNTY

Environmental Science – Alexis Carmichael

MITCHELL COUNTY

Dairy Foods – Abby Santos

Festive Foods for Health – Charlie Reid

MORGAN COUNTY

Sports – Donovan Nelson

NEWTON COUNTY

Engineering & Mechanics - C.J. Harris

OCONEE COUNTY

Housing, Equipment and Environment – Grace Miller

PAULDING COUNTY

Horse – Juliette McKinley

PIKE COUNTY

Performing Arts/Dance– Lenox Jones

Performing Arts/General – Georgia Hanson

RABUN COUNTY

Arts and Crafts – Huck Smith

Entomology – Guy Gober

RANDOLPH COUNTY

Human Development – Tithi Patel

SPALDING COUNTY

Plant and Soil Science – Gabriel Whitlock

TATTNALL COUNTY

Food for Fitness - Joseph Waters

TIFT COUNTY

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors – Sara Beth Massey

UNION COUNTY

Forestry, Wood Science – Skylar Miller

For more information about Georgia 4-H, go to www.Georgia4h.org.

 

Sharon Dowdy is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
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