Bartow 4-H'ers recognized at annual ceremony
by Mark Andrews
Aug 16, 2013 | 2047 views | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The seats were packed Thursday night at the Beavers’ Drive Senior Center as Bartow County 4-H recognized dozens of youth across the county as well as those who help make 4-H possible.

<*p(0,9,0,11,0,0,g(P,S))>Students, from elementary to high school level, were recognized for their accomplishments in the areas of Project Achievement, State Congress, Leadership, Judging Events, Competitions Teams, Livestock Program, Honor Donors and Volunteers.

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.”

Woodland Middle School eighth-grader Katie Poe previously spoke to The Daily Tribune News about her experiences in 4-H and the annual Georgia 4-H Junior Conference. Poe said she enjoyed the activities at the conference as well as the classes.

“What’s important to me about 4-H is it’s kind of like a company that helps make the world a better place,” Poe said. “... Next year I hope to do more community service than I have done this year.”

The youth outreach program of the Bartow County Extension Office, agent Paul Pugliese previously said it’s important for the growing community to see the various opportunities available through its local agencies.

“I think a lot of younger generations are not aware of all the services and opportunities we provide in the community, and so the idea of having this open house is hopefully some folks will be able to get here after work who aren’t able to stop by our office during the daytime and experience some of these things,” Pugliese said.

For lists of student recognitions in specific categories and ongoing 4-H coverage, read The Daily Tribune News.