Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Johnson Park Conyers, Georgia
Spalding County 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Junior and Senior Teams competed at their area contest in Conyers in November. This competition is sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission, and as such, the 4-H’ers write their own commercial about cotton and give their live presentation before two judges. In the consumer judging part of the competition, 4-H’ers learn about four consumer items: an article of clothing, a food/beverage, a consumer service, and a consumer good. They compete by reading a scenario about each category, rank 4 items in that category best to worse, and present oral reasons before a judge stating why they placed the items in that ranking. The team members are given a score on Placing and Reasons, Presentation (cotton commercial), and Over-all Individual.
Earning 2nd Place, the Spalding County 4-H Junior Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Team members competed for their very first time. Team Members include: Mark Dover: 1st Place Placing and Reasons, 3rd Place Overall Individual, Kaley Wilder: 4th Place Placing and Reasons, 5th Place Overall Individual, Austin Cain and April Bama rounded out the 2nd Place Team.
Earning 1st Place, the Spalding County 4-H Senior Team include: Zaria Owens: 5th Place Placing and Reasons, 5th Place Overall Individual, Kaylee Collins: 1st Place Placing and Reasons, 3rd Place Overall Individual, Heather Dorn: 1st Place Presentation, and Shelby Lane: 3rd Place Presentation. This Senior Team earned a place in the State Competition at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in December and placed 4th overall. Zaria Owens placed 3rd in Presentation at the state competition.
Other participants in the contest from Spalding County include: Jhaycee Barnes and Kylie Brown