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Summer camp scholarship recipients announced

Whether it’s Cloverleaf, Junior or Senior Camp, 4-H camps offer so much for the youth.

ALBANY — Each year, 4-H summer camps roll around and many boys and girls look forward to going to camp. Whether it’s Cloverleaf, Junior or Senior Camp, 4-H camps offer so much for the youth.

Summer camp offers a week from home, meeting new friends, doing and enjoying new experiences. These camps help kids broaden their horizons and become more responsible by providing them with a sense of belonging and ownership.

The Ramell Jackson and Anthony Jones Scholarship was created to assist youth and 4-Hers with an opportunity to make summer camp a reality. The scholarship is open to all Dougherty County students grades 5-12. Applicants must write a one page essay on “What 4-H Means to Me,” which allows the youth to capture their audience in their writing.

After the essays are submitted, the essays are judged by a panel of judges and the top three essays are chosen from each category.

This year’s judges noted that all the essays submitted this year were excellent, making their job extremely challenging.

The Dougherty County Extension Office would like to thank each youth that participated in the essay contest.

The recipients of this year’s Ramell Jackson and Anthony Jones Scholarships are:

Cloverleaf Camp Scholarship: Haley Rich of Lincoln Magnet Elementary; Junior Camp Scholarship: Keidon Bryant of Robert Cross Middle School; Senior Camp Scholarship: Lamancia Martin of Albany High School.

Again, the Dougherty County Cooperative Extension would like to thank the youths that took time to participate in the essay contest and the judges who took the time to read the essays. We cannot thank you enough. You are the key to our success!

Randy West is a County Extension Agent with the University of Georgia’s Dougherty County Extension Office in Albany.