County Extension Coordinator Frank Watson said nearly 200 people were present for McDuffie County's Annual 4-H Banquet at First Baptist Church earlier this month. During the meeting on May 14 the top three 4-Hers of the year were recognized from each of the three age divisions. From Clover Leaf, made up of fifth and sixth graders, the winner was Ty Cummings. Taven Walker was the Junior 4-Hers of the year for the seventh and eighth grade class of students. Rising junior Amanda Acosta ranked as the Senior 4-H student of the year, Mr. Watson said.
Miss Acosta, who has been in 4-H since fifth grade was also the featured speaker for the evening. She talked about how 4-H had helped her mature and grow her leadership skills. She currently serves as a district officer, representing about 45,000 kids across Georgia's northeast district.
Ninety other 4-H participants received certificates for their service in the club for the year. 4-H is a national organization that helps young people develop knowledge and skills to become productive citizens.