The bell tower chimes 10 a.m. on a beautiful Saturday morning in Oxford, as hundreds of black-robed graduates march across the courtyard following a bagpiper.
Five years ago, an eighth grade 4-H'er came up to me at Relay for Life, excitedly telling me how 4-H should have a team.
Despite strong competition from several schools, Oak Hill Elementary again topped the charts in Newton 4-H this year.
Spring fever has hit, and we're only weeks away from the long days of summer.
I spent Saturday morning sitting on the back of a pickup at the Walton County Agricultural Center, listening as the 4-H'ers and parents sat around in safety orange T-shirts waiting on each shooter's turn.
Forty-five Cloverleaf 4-H'ers in the fourth through sixth grades competed at District Project Achievement this year. Each researched, wrote and presented a 4- to 6-minute illustrated talk on a topic of his or her choice. They presented in club meetings, at County Project Achievement and at District Project Achievement.
It might be a gloomy Saturday morning riding across Atlanta, but for the nearly 50 fourth, fifth and sixth graders who arrived, loaded a bus before 7:30 a.m. in Covington, the excitement level is high.
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While Newton 4-H can always use donations and volunteers, there are often in-kind items or specific skills we could use to benefit youth.
I lived for 4-H events as a child. Bullies and stereotypes were things I associated with school, but never a 4-H event. We danced, we made new friends and we accepted each other. It also meant I had friends from everywhere, and started classes at UGA with friends in nearly every class while many of my old high school classmates looked lost. A few weeks ago, we were excited to have a 4-H'er from south ...
It's 12:20 a.m. Friday morning. We woke up at 6:20 a.m. here in cabin 55 at Rock Eagle 4-H center.
Watch out Covington - there are some really talented watermelon seed spitters here. Granted, my favorite part was seeing the look on children's faces when they were handed a slice of watermelon and told it was OK to spit the seeds as far as possible. 4-H Health Rocks! Day Camp is always an adventure. It's planned by the youth and adult 4-H Health Rocks! ambassadors with the help of other 4-H teen leaders and volunteer ...
Join us for an afternoon of FREE good ol' fashioned fun on the Covington square this Friday from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Among this year's high school graduates are several 4-H'ers, including two who earned top 4-H honors: Ken Galloway and Morgan Worley.
Students have been out of school four days - are they bored yet? 4-H has activities for children age nine through high school.
We had the opportunity to travel thousands of miles in the largest Rotary district in the world, while our Group Study Exchange counterparts toured north Georgia, including Covington. I met hundreds of people along the way, and experienced Australia in a way few people have the opportunity.
I've met people who surely would have been 4-H'ers if only it existed in Australia. At Mirrabooka Senior High School this week I visited a dance class where the students take turns leading warm ups and each present a demonstration about a ballroom or social dance. As the first students began their explanation of a traditional bush dance, I thought I was in for a real treat to see an Australian dance. I was more ...
"I want to go to school in America." Every student I meet seems determined to come to the U.S. to go to school. Apparently, all our schools are just like a Disney or Nickelodeon show, according to kids here.
"What do you wear to sleep?" "Why do all Americans drink from red cups?" "Have you met Michael Jordan?" "How many Sasquatches are in Georgia?" "Are you rich?" These questions were all real questions asked by the Australian youth during our trip so far. The last four seem to be based on television shows and movies, although I'm still not sure about the first one. Maybe he thought we all wore pink footie bunny pajamas ...
We crossed the International Date Line and the equator, and so far have traveled nearly 40 hours by plane. I'm still no fan of Vegemite (I tried Mighty Mite, which is supposed to be less strong), but the rest of Australia is incredible.
I'm feeling a little like the ghost of Christmas future - I'm 12 hours ahead of you! Actually, I'm writing this from the Chicago airport as we await the next leg of the trip, but by Sunday I'll be adjusting to the land down under.
Cheap Tickets Spring is a busy time of year for 4-H'ers, with many of our competitive teams heading off to district and state competitions. We're also preparing for summer activities and camps, so it's not too late to come in and get in on this year's fun. We have events available for everyone from age 9 all the way up through high school. Additionally, the Newton 4-H office sells the cheapest Six Flags and White ...
Twenty teenagers, each with an 18-inch piece of pipe, were challenged to move a golf ball 60 feet without touching it and without letting it stop.