Competing against their peers across the state, fifty Georgia 4-H members ultimately earned the coveted title of “Master 4-H’er” at the annual Georgia 4-H State Congress, held July 24-27 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta.
The UGA Extension - Paulding County 4-H attended Open House at Nebo Elementary School for the 2018-2019 School Year. Coordinated among the two newest 4-H program assistants, LaRhonda Likely and Ratasha Middleton, the turnout was a success as parents and students signed up to learn more about the program.
Hannah Rull, the recipient of the 2018 Paulding County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Scholarship, recently joined Paulding County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers to accept the award. Hannah is a student at the University of Georgia in Athens, working towards a Master’s Degree.
Paulding County 4-H has had an amazing season filled with many memories. On April 26, Paulding County held its annual 4-H Awards Night which was led by the Senior Club Officers. This evening provided an abundance of recognition to our 4-H’ers in clubs, individual accolades, installation of 2018-19 officers, and year-in-review presentation.
26 Paulding County 4-H’er Archers traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, GA for their annual Outdoor shoot. A total of 542 statewide archers participated. Georgia has two main archery competitions a year.
Paulding County 4-H had thirty-one Junior and Senior level 4-H’ers compete at the Northwest District Project Achievement (DPA) at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia on March 2-4, 2018. Project Achievement is one of the four core programs in Georgia 4-H which is a self-directed individual competition including presentations.
Master Gardener Extension Volunteers in Paulding offer a local scholarship, available to Paulding County residents that are incoming freshmen or students attending post-secondary accredited institutions. The group gives first consideration to Paulding County students in the following fields of study: Agriculture, Horticulture, Landscaping, Forestry, Botany, and Biology.
Paulding County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers competed at District Project Achievement (DPA) at Georgia Highlands College in Rome. This year there were 12 counties represented with 560 competitors with 23 being from our county!
Paulding County 4-H is proud to share that we have a history of contest interest. We participate in the Make Your Own Piggy Bank Contest with Georgia 4-H and Georgia Saves! Also, 2018 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest, which is contest is a national competition offered by the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc.
Paulding County UGA Extension Master Gardener Volunteers recently recognized Bob Banks and Carolyn Burce as Paulding County Master Gardeners of the Year as well as the New Georgia Library as the Friend of Master Gardeners.
Six Paulding County 4-H’ers joined over 400 4-H youth and leaders for 4-H Day at the Capitol. While in Atlanta, they met with their state Senators and Representatives and saw the House of Representatives during that day’s session. The eventful day included visits with Representative Howard Maxwell (Dist. 17), Senator Bill Heath (Dist. 31), Representative Paulette Rakestraw (Dist. 19).
Paulding County area residents came out to White Oak Park to clean up, as part of the continuing statewide campaign to clean and preserve over 70,000 miles of Georgia’s rivers and streams. The effort was part of Rivers Alive, a joint program of the Environmental Protection Division’s Outreach Education Programs and the Department of Community Affairs’ Keep Georgia Beautiful Program.
The Paulding County 4-H Forestry Judging team recently competed at the Northwest District Forestry Judging Competition in Conyers, Georgia.
Come join Paulding County Extension for their annual 4-H Expo on Tuesday, August 29 from 5:00-7:00pm. We will be at the Paulding County Senior Center located at 54 Industrial Way, Dallas, GA. We are also holding a silent auction with bidding ending at 6:15pm.