EFFINGHAM COUNTY — 4-H’ers from all over Georgia gathered for Georgia’s 79th Annual 4-H State Congress in Atlanta, Georgia on July 20 through Friday.
Effingham County was proud to have four outstanding participants compete.
After a first-place achievement at the State Congress, they are considered a “Master” 4-H’er. Mastering in a project area or in a special event is the ultimate goal for 4-H’ers.
Through project achievement, 4-H’ers gain public speaking, resume building and interview skills by presenting a portfolio of accomplishments and a demonstration based in their project area.
South Effingham High School junior Skylar Morgan competed in the Robotics project area. She has been active in 4-H since the fifth grade, participating in a wide range of events, and activities and serves as a STEM ambassador.
Owen Mercer competed in the Arts & Crafts project area as a senior. He attends Georgia Cyber Academy.
Mercer has been active in 4-H since the 6th grade and serves his 4-H club as a teen leader and a member of the leadership team.
Sophomore Nathan Mercer competed in the Safety project area. He attends Georgia Cyber Academy and has been active in 4-H since the 4th grade. He serves his 4-H club as a teen leader.
South Effingham senior Macy Morgan competed in the Entomology project area. She has been active in 4-H since the 5th grade, participating in a wide range of events and activities, and serves as a Pollinator ambassador.
Owen Mercer for masteed in the Arts & Crafts project area for the second time.
Nathan Mercer placed second in the Safety project area and Macy Morgan for placed third in the Entomology project area.
Effingham County is proud to have such outstanding 4-H’ers as representatives as they continue the tradition of excellence striving to “Make the Best Better.”