Paulding County 4-H Is Proud To Recognize Excellence in 4-H Forestry Judging!
The Paulding County 4-H Forestry Judging team recently competed at the Northwest District Forestry Judging Competition in Conyers, Georgia. The team consisted of Junior and Senior 4- H’ers who spent 6 weeks preparing for the competition by learning to identify seventy-five Georgia trees, forty diseases and insects of forest trees and learning how to conduct wood volume estimation and orienteering in forest stands. 4-H’ers from 10 counties in North Georgia competed in the Forestry Field Day event.
Paulding County 4-H Seniors Jack Derochers, Lydia Kenney, Leah McCuan, and Madison Thomason were the 3rd Place Senior Team in the Northwest District competition and Paulding County 4-H Junior, Allen Jones, was the 3 rd Place Individual. Paulding County 4-H Forestry Judging Team members and their coaches pictured (From left to right) Mary Carol Sheffield, Madison Thomason, Madison Clemente, Lydia Kenney, Leah McCuan, Jack Derochers, Bob Banks, and Allen Jones.
Paulding County 4-H Forestry Judging Team coaches Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, Bob Banks, County Extension Coordinator Mary Carol Sheffield, Master Gardener Rachel Dutton and Former 4-H’er Aaren Schertler prepared the team for competition beginning in June. Seniors will compete in the State Contest later this month. Congratulations to this outstanding group of 4-H’ers on a job well done!