As part of the start of 2014 Summer Camping Program, Wahsega 4-H Center in Dahlonega hosted a “Friday Fun Day” in late May.
Designed to give the summer camp counselors more hands on experience prior to the start of the camp season, it is also an opportunity for counties to take their youth to the 4-H Center and experience all the fun of camp in the course of just a day. Barrow County had one of the largest groups at the Fun Day this year along with Gwinnett and Greene counties.
For more information about Barrow County 4-H, call 770-307-3029 or visit their office at 90 Lanthier Street in Winder.
The Barrow Journal earned 10 awards from the Georgia Sports Writers Association for the 2013 calendar year.
The paper won first place for Best Special Section for its 2013 High School Football Preview. The section focused on the “Unsung Heroes” of local football teams. In the overall Best Sports Section category, the Journal won second place.
Jessica Brown swept the Best Photo category winning first, second and third. Bown’s first place photo was titled “Soccer Rivalry” from a girls soccer match between Winder-Barrow High School and Apalachee High School.
The second place photo was from a WBHS competition cheerleading event titled “Cheer for the home team.” The third place picture was from Bethlehem Christian Academy celebrating its state baseball title in 2013 titled “Victory Celebration.”
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On Saturday, May 10, more than 1,100 youth from across Georgia met at Rock Eagle 4-H Center to compete in State 4-H Modified Trap Shotgun Competition.
Barrow County was represented by a team of five high school and three middle school youth. Senior 4-H’ers Caleb Murphy, Jacob Maddox, Wyatt Moon, Cort Watson and Dillion Parr along with Junior 4-H’ers Briggs Williams, Clint McDaniel and Hayden Peppers competed in a two-stage competition.
The first stage called for the youth to hit a series of 25 clay pigeons one at a time. This was followed by the doubles stage where the youth had to hit two at a time in a series of 10 pigeons.
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The Barrow County 4-H archery team recently attended the State 4-H SAFE Archery Tournament at Rock Eagle 4-H Center May 3 and came home with multiple awards.
Barrow County had 40 youth attend the competition in multiple categories; Cloverleaf Novice, Cloverleaf Recurve, Cloverleaf Compound, Junior Recurve, Junior Compound, Senior Recurve and Senior Compound. The youth competed in teams and were also scored on an individual basis. The State competition was attended by nearly 800 youth from 40 counties across Georgia.
The Barrow youth did not disappoint either during the grueling competition, in the Cloverleaf Novice category, a team made up of shooters Joshua Griggs, Nicholas Griggs, Stone Hollingsworth and Savannah Phillips took home second place with a combined score of 727 and Stone Hollingsworth had the added distinction of placing second in Novice Individual. Mikah Brown, Eric Howington, Katherine Carlsrud, and Hannah Stepp took third place in the Junior Recurve Team competition with a combined score of 536.
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