By Steve Swogetinsky

Kemper Messenger

Twenty-nine 4-H members were recently honored for their outstanding accomplishments during the Annual 4-H Awards Banquet.

During this event, youth received awards for their achievements in county, district and state contests. Recognition was giving for visual presentations, shooting sports, fair exhibits, dairy recipes, horse art, poster art and cookout contest.

The ceremony was held at the Ruby D. Rankin Farmer’s Market and attended by 4-H members, their families, Extension staff, and volunteers.

4-H is focused on building life skills and providing learning opportunities. The purpose of the 4-H Awards Banquet is to encourage positive youth development by awarding 4-H members for their accomplishments. To learn more about Kemper County 4-H Program, contact your local MSU Extension Office at 601-743-2837.

Award winners were:

- Keith Odom,

- Keith Odom: Shooting Sports 2nd place and  Cookout Contest;

- Kiera Odom: Shooting Sports and Cookout Contest;

- Mary Arrington: 4-H Dairy Poster, Dairy Recipe Contest and Fair Exhibits;

- Toddrick Rush:             Shooting Sports 1st place, Dairy Poster and Dairy Recipe Contest 1st place;

- Elizabeth Bryant: 4-H Dairy Poster, Dairy Recipe and Fair Exhibits;

- Cedric Jones: Shooting Sports, Dairy Poster 3rd Place State Winner, Cookout Contest 1st Place District, Fair Exhibits;

- Kaitlyn Neal: Cloverleaf Fair Exhibits;

- Sha’lare Darden: Dairy Poster.

- Sha’dara Darden: 4-H Poster;

- J’Kyla Rush: Shooting Sports, Dairy Poster, Dairy Recipe 3rd place, Fair Exhibits;

- Alonzo Ramsey: Shooting Sports, Poster Art, Cookout 3rd Place, Fair Exhibits;

- Kyra Johnson: Fair Exhibits;

- Jashunti Jenkins: Visual Presentation;

- Serena Williams: 1st Place State Dairy Poster Winner, 1st Place State Horse Art Winner, Dairy Recipe, Fair Exhibits;

- Jayla Page: Poster Art, Fair Exhibits, first Place Dairy Recipe, second Place Cookout Contest;

- Shawn Ramsey: Fair Exhibits, Poster Art &  Cookout Contest;

-Reslyn Ramsey: Shooting Sports, Fair Exhibits, Poster Art & 1st place Cookout Contest.

- Z’Niya Houston: Poster Art, Dairy Recipe 2nd Place, Fair Exhibits, Cloverleaf Exhibit, Share the Fun Talent Contest;

- Quhleaka ivy: Dairy Poster Contest;

- Henry Stringfellow: Shooting Sports;

- Bubba Johnson: Fair Exhibits;

- L’Davion Freeman: Fair Exhibits;

- Da”Shonda Freeman: Fair Exhibits;

- Emely Randolph: Shooting Sports & Fair Exhibits;

- Tyamber Steele: Shooting Sports 3rd Place, Dairy Poster, Fair Exhibits & Horse Art;

- Zahria Houston: Cloverleaf Exhibit;

- Christian Doss: Cloverleaf Exhibit, Poster Art, Cookout Contest & Dairy Recipe Contest;

- Tristen Swanigan: Cloverleaf Exhibit;

- Devin Rush: Visual Presentation, Horse Art and Poster Art;

- Chantel Stringfellow: Shooting Sports;

- Dillon Little: Shooting Sports first place;

- Desmond Walker: Shooting Sports;

- Kadarrius Hooks: Dairy Poster.