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4-Hers learn by competing
Liberty County 4-H members recently competed in the district Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree in Statesboro. Members are front row, from left, Max Morrison and Seraphina Morrison; second row, Atiana Manibusan and Amani Jackson; third row, Alexis Hunter and Sophia Rodriguez; back row, Jordyn James, Cheynelle James and Terradonte James. - photo by Photo provided.

Liberty County 4-H members competed Nov. 5 for the district Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree in Statesboro.  
Sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission, CBCJ is designed to teach 4-Hers how to evaluate and select four different consumer items based on their needs. Each year, the consumer items evaluated change, so that 4-Hers competing multiple years learn about new topics. This year’s products were T-shirts, tablet computers, sports drinks and checking accounts. Additionally, 4-Hers are taught about the importance of cotton as an agricultural commodity in Georgia and present a commercial about cotton.  
“I am very proud of our 4-Hers and their accomplishments,” said Gypsy James, 4-H program assistant and team coach. “In this economy, consumer judging is a very useful tool and necessary for youth to be able to make wise decisions when dealing with finances.”  
Nine 4-Hers represented Liberty County at the district contest. The junior team of Alexis Hunter, Amani Jackson, Atiana Manibusan, Max Morrision, Seraphina Morrison and Sophia Rodriguez earned third place, with Seraphina Morrison being the fifth-highest scorer in the overall contest. The senior team of Cheynelle James, Jordyn James and Terradonte James placed ninth.
To learn more about the 4-H programming in Liberty County, call 876-2133 or email

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