Fayette County 4-H’ers test their forestry knowledge

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Five 4-H’ers from Fayette County 4-H tested their forestry knowledge on August 31st at
the Area 4-H Forestry Field Day Competition held at Camp Westminster in Rockdale
County.

At the competition, all contestants identified native tree species, insect species, and
diseases, as well as, measured tree diameter and merchantable height, and showcased
their compass and pacing skills.

The Junior team (4 th -8 th grades) received second place. Team members were Lesley
Nichols, Jovie Ruf, and Bryce Smith.

Additionally, many 4-H’ers were recognized for their individual scores. Bryce Smith was
recognized as the 1 st place highest individual score for the Junior competition. Kareem
El-Gayyar was recognized as the 2nd place highest individual score for the Senior
competition.

Team members prepared for the event by attending classes and workshops instructed
by Candace Goldbeck, 4-H Youth Development Agent.

Georgia 4-H empowers youth to become true leaders by developing necessary life
skills, positive relationships, and community awareness. As the largest youth leadership
organization in the state, 4-H reaches more than 190,000 people annually through the
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices and 4-H facilities. For more
information, visit georgia4h.org.