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TFS sophomore gains Master 4-H status by winning state competition
Habersham County 4-H Club member Lilly Kate Farrar of Clarkesville was awarded Master 4-H status by winning the state project achievement competition, held in Atlanta July 20-23.
Students from across the 40 counties that make up the northeast district of Georgia first competed at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in June. Each student participates in a category of their choosing, preparing either a 10–12-minute speech, performance piece or cooking demonstration.
After placing first at the district level in the performing arts drama category, Farrar, a Tallulah Falls School sophomore, moved on to compete at the state level against winners from the three other districts.
Her performance depicted a scene from Anne Frank’s life, written by Farrar. Dressed in period clothing, she performed the piece for a panel of judges. In addition to the performance score, she was also judged on an interview and comprehensive portfolio outlining her work in the 4-H club, leadership, and community service work and the performing arts.
Master 4-H status is considered to be the highest honor a 4-H club member can earn, said Habersham County 4-H Program Assistant Renee Smagur.
“We are incredibly proud of Lilly Kate,” Smagur said. “Competing at project achievement can be such a difficult but rewarding task for these kids, and seeing Lilly Kate excel with a piece she wrote and conceptualized speaks volumes to her talent and work ethic. Becoming a master 4-Her is an honor, and it is one we know she is deserving of and will wear proudly.”
Project achievement categories are sponsored by corporations and individuals wishing to advance 4-H club members interests in their future goals. Lilly Kate’s donors were Dr. and Mrs. Tonya Woody.
Farrar will now attend the National 4-H Congress this November. Though there is no competition at this level, she will network with other students, businesses, and leaders from across the nation and other countries in Atlanta later this year.
Habersham County 4-H Club member Lilly Kate Farrar of Clarkesville was awarded Master 4-H status by winning the state project achievement competition, held in Atlanta July 20-23. Shown is Farrar, left and sponsor Tonya Woody.