Coweta County 4-H held its annual honors banquet recently, recognizing to 4-H’ers who have competed in district, state and national events.
The banquet is also a time to recognize those 4-H’ers who have mastered in their areas of specialty, announce scholarship recipients and honor those who have demonstrated outstanding participation and leadership skills, including volunteers
Over the past year, Coweta County 4-H had 190 4-H’ers compete in district and state events. Those events included Project Achievement, forestry judging, poultry judging, market hog showmanship, dairy heifer showing, dairy judging, dairy quiz bowl, horse judging, horse quiz bowl, hippology, state horse show, robotics, equine mounted drill, archery, shotgun, sporter rifle, sporting clays, BB guns, state congress and numerous leadership conferences.
The Poultry Judging Team competed at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference in Louisville, Ky. The Horse Quiz Bowl Team competed at Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo.
The Forestry Judging and Horse Judging Teams won first place at the state competition, earning master status. Hunter Swartz was high individual for poultry judging, and Elizabeth Mansour was dairy heifer master showman at the State Livestock Show. Audri Crews was selected for a state 4-H scholarship which includes master status.
Officials say the 4-H program continues to thrive in Coweta County because of the more than 100 dedicated volunteers, support from University of Georgia, county commissioners, school board members, sponsors and parents.
This year, the Coweta County Cattlemen’s Association was recognized with the Friend of 4-H Award. The BB Team coach, Jamie Arrington, and the archery coach, Jerry Thrasher, were named Volunteers of the Year. Cathi Drake was recognized with the Frank Kirbow Award for her service to the BB Team.