Local 4-H’ers excel at State Congress

L-r: Zoie Daughtry, Aubrey Waters, Abigail Durden and Gracie Grimes. 

Candler County 4-H was well represented at the 78th Annual 4-H State Congress on July 20-23, 2021. This is the culminating event of the 4-H year where state finalists compete in various projects and Georgia 4-H Foundation Scholarships are awarded. 

Four Candler County 4-H’ers were in attendance. These 4-H’ers not only competed in their Project Achievement areas but also visited the Georgia Aquarium and met 4-H’ers and donors from across the state. 

We are proud of their hard work in meeting their goals of competing at State Congress.

Zoie Daughtry, daughter of Pam and Jason Daughtry, placed 3rd in the International Project.

Abigail Durden, daughter of Sherrie and Dustin Durden, placed 3rd in the Performing Arts Dance Project.

• Gracie Grimes, daughter of Jenny and Jason Grimes, placed 2nd in the Communications Project. Gracie also placed 1st in the James Harris 4-H Dean’s Award for Leadership and received a $1,000 Georgia 4-H Foundation Scholarship. Gracie ended her 4-H career as a four-time Master 4-H’er.

• Ellen Hendrix, daughter of Amy and Kevin Hendrix, received a $1,000 Georgia 4-H Foundation Scholarship, earning Master 4-H’er status.

• Aubrey Waters, daughter of Becky and Scott Waters, placed 4th in the Public Speaking Project.

Congratulations to these state winners during the 2020-2021 4-H program year!

For more information about how you can get involved in Candler County 4-H, contact the Candler County Extension Office at 912-685-2408 or visit www.georgia4h.org. 

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