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4-Hers place in regional competition
MR 4-H members
Long County 4-H members stand outside the Herman Talmadge Auditorium. - photo by Photo provided.
A group of Long County students put forth a valiant effort recently at the 4-H Project Achievement competition at Rock Eagle Camp in Eaton.
Members of the Ludowici club brought home one first-place award, eight second-place ribbons, two third-place ribbons and one sweepstakes award.  
Long County students who competed include Sean Sphar, Tori Cooper, Megan Alexander, Mary Alexander, Emily Adams, Kayla Jenkins, Amber DeLoach, Kaitlynn Walker, Inman Miles, Maya Ellerbe, Allison Foster, Chantia Thomas, Jessica Shanken, Kicha May, Rita Bolick, Austin Overbey and Sierra Fernandez.
Nine of the 17 competitors also were recognized as certified team leaders after attending an eight-hour workshop.
Thirty-nine counties sent a total of 648 students to the competition this year.  
The Long 4-H Club’s work didn’t stop with the project achievement competition. Many club members did their part to keep Long County beautiful through the Great American Cleanup.  
Twenty-three students picked up trash on Highway 57, cleaning an area from the Ludowici Police Department to Smiley Elementary School. The volunteers collected 11 bags of trash.
The students also maintain the Harris Hughes Rose Garden in Ludowici by pulling weeds, picking up limbs and laying down treated chips.
Students who helped with the two cleanup projects include Stephen Campbell, Alex Adkins, Caitlin Aughtman, Alazia Kirkland, Keonna Ball, Javien Sims, Donesha Smith, Inman Miles, Mary Cooper, Jessica Shanken, Phillip Brewer, Justin Edinfield, Carla Mansfield, Amber DeLoach, Sierra Blanchard, Malik Elix, Allison Foster, Amanda Mayfield, Rita Bolick, Austin Overbey, Drew Cantrell, Tori Cooper, Kayla Jenkins, Maggie Alexander, Haley Gunter, Jason Cooper, Brittany Aughtman, Alexis Roth, Katherine Madorma, Elizabeth Madorma, and adults Lisa Overbey and Charlotte McGinn.
For more information on the Long County 4-H Club, call 545-9549.
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