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Students get creative in MilkMake
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Taylors Creek Elementary student Darius Boykin prepares his chocolate-peanut butter-Nutella milkshake Feb. 16 during the 4-H MilkMake. Boykins shake won first place among Liberty County students. - photo by Photo provided.

The Liberty County 4-H Club hosted the 4-H MilkMake Contest Feb. 16 and 23.
More than 50 students from six schools and the Fort Stewart Youth Center submitted original milk drink recipes during the events. Two competitions were held: one for Liberty County students and Fort Stewart Youth Center participants.
A panel of judges evaluated the students’ drinks on nutrition, taste, flavor, creativity, appeal and presentation.
Darius Boykin from Taylor’s Creek Elementary was the winner of the Liberty County contest with his chocolate-peanut butter-Nutella milkshake.
In the Fort Stewart contest, Valerie Silva took top honors for her fruity milk drink, complete with mango, kiwi, bananas and orange juice. Christian Silva and Jack Burt were awarded second place, and third-place honors went to Tyler Eiseman and Trenton Barney.
“Overall, the contest was extremely successful,” said Kasey Bozeman, Liberty County 4-H agent. “4-H is a ‘learning by doing’ organization, and these types of programs that allows kids to experiment with creating a recipe that is nutritional and tastes good are really a lot of fun.” 
The event was sponsored by the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association. To learn more about the 4-H program in Liberty County, call 876-2133 or email    

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