Decatur County 4-H holds annual awards banquet at Cloud Livestock Facility

Published 9:31 am Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Decatur County 4-H members, families, friends, volunteers and county leaders gathered on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at the Cloud Livestock Facility for the Decatur County 4-H Awards Banquet. Every year UGA Extension staff look forward to celebrating the achievements of Decatur County 4-H’ers.

Junior and Senior 4-H officers led the event by recognizing members who received pins, certificates and ribbons. Those honored were participants in Project Achievement, Poultry Judging, Forestry Judging, Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging, Archery, Shotgun and Livestock Show Team. Graduating 4-H seniors, Thomas Neal, Kaden Smith, and Jackson Davis, were also given graduation cords for their years in 4-H.

Additionally, the 10th Annual Mitchell May Memorial Scholarship was presented to Logan Rich who is a seven year member of the Decatur County 4-H shotgun team. The scholarship is given in memory of University of Georgia County Extension Agent Mitchell May, one of the founding coaches of the Decatur County shotgun team. Award selection is based on the applicant’s scholastic achievement and extracurricular activities, as well as the submission of a two-page essay. Rachel Hayes, an eight year Decatur County 4-H livestock show team member, was the recipient of the Jeff Parker Memorial Scholarship. Established to honor the legacy of Decatur County 4-H livestock volunteer, Jeff Parker, selection is based on scholastic achievement, 4-H activities and essay.

Decatur County 4-H is thankful for the support of its volunteers, school partners and community affiliates. They are instrumental in the success of Decatur County youth. We appreciate their invaluable expertise and the opportunities that they provide.

The Decatur County 4-H program is offered through the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. Youth participating in 4-H find a supportive environment and opportunities for experiential learning. For more information about Decatur County 4-H programming, call 229-248-3033.