BY SARA REID
The second meeting of Jane Fiscus’ fourth-grade 4-H club at Paris Elementary School was Oct. 31. Jake Hatcher led the Pledge of Allegiance. President Amelia Watkins led the 4-H pledge. Jackson Vanderpool read a poem and John Evan McSwain read the thought of the day.
The October contest was the poster contest. Red ribbons were won by Bradley Parrish, Laniya Long, Johanna Lowe and Vanderpool. Blue ribbons were won by Laura Knoeppel, Sara Reid, Charlie Ilko, Wade Hayes, Luke Boyd and Anna Veglio.
Purple ribbons were won by Watkins, Khloie Sipes, Aiden Higgins, Sevens Clendenin and McSwain. The purple ribbon posters will go on to the county contest.
The club talked about Operation Christmas Child and the recycled craft contest for the next meeting, which will be Dec. 12.
The club’s first meeting of the year included Extension Agent Angela Wilson welcoming the members, passing out enrollment forms and discussing the upcoming year’s activities.
Officer elections were held and the responsibilities of each office were discussed. Officers elected were: Watkins, president; Hayes, vice president; Reid, secretary; Mihiya Moore, community service; and Clendenin and Knoeppel, bulletin board chairmen.
BY HANNAH HUDGINS
The second meeting of Wendy Orr’s fourth-grade 4-H club was Nov. 14 at Harrelson School.
President Annabelle Collins called the meeting to order. Vice President Josie Townsend called up Cecily Judy to lead the Pledge of Allegiance and Kennedy Perez to lead the 4-H pledge.
The thought of the day was given by Jimmy Gallimore, and the poem was read by Tyler Watson.
The demonstration was given by Hollis Bates and Mariah Craig-Boone.
Purple ribbon winners are Hannah Hudgins, Collins, Townsend, Alexis Metler, Summer Perry, Casey Arnold, Gallimore, Mayliegh Rushing and Bates.
Blue ribbon winners are Townsend, Metler, Gallimore, Liam Mellon, Evan Harrison and Karlie Crabtree.
Red ribbon winners are Collins, Na’Miah Puckett, Khloe Sutton and Rushing.
The next meeting will be Jan. 9, and the speech contest will be part of the meeting.
BY ANNA JO WARDLAW
Maria Nance’s fourth-grade 4-H club at Lakewood School had its second meeting of the school year.
President Lillian Eaton called the meeting to order, then Vice President James Wilson called on Braylon McCartney to lead the Pledge of Allegiance and Connor Moore to lead the 4-H pledge.
The thought of the day was given by Landon Marlar, and a poem was read by Addison Deeter. A demonstration on how to tackle someone without hurting them was given by McCartney.
In new business, Angela Wilson, Extension 4-H program assistant, talked about Operation Christmas Child, which is a countywide community project.
The monthly contest for October was the poster contest. Purple ribbon winner was James Wilson. The blue ribbon winner was McKenna Massey. The next meeting will be Dec. 3, when the recycled craft contest will be held.
BY ZEKE GRAVES
The regular meeting of Cynthia Potts’ fourth-grade 4-H club at Henry School was Nov. 15.
President Kelsey Martin called the meeting to order. Vice President Jayla Mockabee called on Jaceigh Floyd to lead the Pledge of Allegiance and Cashton Halstead to lead the 4-H pledge.
The thought of the day was given by Carsyn Sweet and a poem was read by Justin Gladstone. Halstead, the fun leader, led the club in a game of charades.
Extension Agent Staci Foy gave out ribbons for the recycled craft projects. Red ribbon winners were Martin, Mockabee and Floyd. Blue ribbon winners were Mockabee, Martin and Oscar Zamarripa. Purple ribbon winners were Sweet and Halstead. The next meeting will be Jan. 10 and the speech contest will be held.
BY KATIE MILLARD
Leigh Anne Durham’s seventh-grade 4-H club met in its first meeting of the school year at Lakewood School.
Staci Foy, Extension agent, welcomed everyone and passed out membership forms.
Officer elections were held and the responsibilities of each officer were discussed. Officers elected were: Remi Gardner, president; Cole Edwards, vice president, and Katie Millard, secretary.
Allison Glatt and Mckenna Dyche will be community service leaders and Billy Rick and Willow Rowlette will be bulletin board leaders.
The poster contest is the next scheduled activity.
BY REED JACKSON
The fifth-grade 4-H club in Dana Allen’s class met for the first time at Paris Elementary School.
Extension Agent Staci Foy welcomed the members, passed out enrollment forms and discussed the upcoming year’s activities.
Officer elections were held and responsibilities of each office were discussed. The following officers were elected: Carter Archie, president; Keshawn Johnson, vice president; Reed Jackson, secretary; Channing Michael and Noah Robinson, bulletin board leaders; and Aliyna Jones, community chair leader.
The poster contest is scheduled for the next meeting.