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Martin places third at State 4-H Congress

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Martin places third at State 4-H Congress

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Aliya Martin and Brennan Jackson

Aliya Martin competed at the 76th Annual State 4-H Congress. State 4-H Congress is the culminating event of the 4-H year where students who advanced from DistrictProjectAchievement meet in Atlanta to compete for Master 4-H’er status in Project Achievement. Additionally, all 4-H state eventwinnersarerecognized during the weeklong event. The state competition for Project Achievement provides very impressive project demonstrations, and the competitors who advance to this level spend a year and a half preparing to compete. For most project categories, only district winners advance to the state competition, but for projects that have a larger number of entries sweepstakes winners are invited to compete as well. Jones County 4-H’er Aliya Martin was the district winner for the General Recreation project category. The General Recreation project is one of the largest projects in the state, and the state competition in this project category is highly competitive. After the scores were tallied, Aliya Martin placed third in the state. While at State 4-H Congress, delegates also attend project related tours, Six Flags, and year end banquets. For more information about the different opportunities to get involved in 4-H, please contact the Extension office at (478) 986-3958 or email brennan4@uga.edu.