Coweta County hosts 2013 4-H awards banquet

by Celia Shortt

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Three individuals were awarded the Senior Achievement Award for their roles in the 4-H Program. From left are Amy Goddard and Courtney Lummus. Not pictured is Ben Dennis, the third award recipient. 


On Aug. 3, Coweta County honored its 4-H club and members at its annual awards banquet.

Club members were honored for their achievements throughout year at the club, state, and district levels. Major club awards included the Outstanding Cloverleaf Award and the Margaret F. Askew Outstanding Jr. Award. It was named for Margaret Askew as she served as an agent for Coweta County for many years. She set the bar high for her 4-H’ers and expected the best.

Other major awards at the banquet included:

•The “I Dare You” Award honored senior 4-H’ers who showed personal growth and development throughout the year as well as qualities of constructive leadership. It was first offered in 1941 by Mr. William H. Danforth and is inspired by his book, “I Dare You.”

•The Georgia 4-H Key Award recognized senior 4-H’ers who have participated in a wide range of activities throughout junior high and high school.

•The Master 4-H status recognized senior 4-H’ers who achieved first place in a state competition.

•Four scholarships - Spirit of 4-H, Don Morris “Workhorse,” Bruce Hamilton, and Rebecca Miolen - were also awarded.



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