4-H recognizes students
by Mark Andrews
Aug 18, 2012 | 5616 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bartow County’s 4-H brought home Georgia’s first National Overall Grand Championship for 4-H Consumer Decisions. Pictured here are, back row, from left, Colyn White, Mary-Clayton Gilbert and Elijah DeBroux; front row, from left, Kim Payne, 4-H program assistant, Emily Valezquez and Kathy Floyd, now-retired County Extension Agent.
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Bartow County’s 4-H brought home Georgia’s first National Overall Grand Championship for 4-H Consumer Decisions. Pictured here are, back row, from left, Colyn White, Mary-Clayton Gilbert and Elijah DeBroux; front row, from left, Kim Payne, 4-H program assistant, Emily Valezquez and Kathy Floyd, now-retired County Extension Agent. SPECIAL
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By Mark Andrews

mark.andrews@daily-tribune.com

Family members and school faculty gathered at the Beavers Drive Senior Center Thursday to celebrate the accomplishments of Bartow County 4-H’ers.

According to its website, “4-H prepares young people to step up to the challenges in their community and the world. Using research-based programming around positive youth development, 4-H youth get the hands-on real world experience they need to become leaders.”

The annual awards ceremony recognized 4-H’ers for project achievement, state congress, leadership, judging events, competition teams and livestock program. The program also recognized volunteers and donors.

This year’s winners are as follows:

Volunteer of the Year — Leyroce Smith.

School of the Year — Woodland Middle School; teacher/advisor for Woodland Middle is Annette New; principal is Lamar Barnes.

Hamilton Crossing Elementary Teacher/Advisor — Carla Smith; principal is Lynn Robertson.

Donor of the Year — New Riverside Ochre.

Cloverleaf Top “Dawg” Awards —Nora Martin, Natalie Burrow, Santiago Alvarez, Addie Evans, Kara Turner, Josh Drexler and Sydney Cook.

Junior 4-H’ers of the Year — Lindsey Craven and Sam Payne.

4-H Excellence in Agriculture — Colyn White and Savannah Porter.

Bartow Senior 4-H Achievement Awards — Kaitlyn Drexler and Daniel Craven.

Leadership in Action — Mary-Clayton Gilbert.

County 4-H Scholarships — Savannah Porter and Mary-Clayton Gilbert.