The 76th Annual Georgia 4-H Congress is an annual event celebrating the success and achievements of 4-H’ers in Georgia. Congress includes recognition of scholarships, special events, leadership and project winners; competition in 4-H Project Achievement & Leadership in Action as well as tours, donor visits and lots of activities. From scholarships to project competition, youth and adults enjoyed the week. More than 550 youth and adults were welcomed at the Crowne Rivera in Atlanta. 4-H’ers earned this prestigious opportunity by winning their project area at district competition this past spring. 4-H’ers project competitions were judged on portfolio to record their accomplishments over the 2017 year, interviews and presentations. Congratulations to Floyd County 4-H’er, Karmen Holbert who placed first in the Veterinary Science category. Holbert is now considered a Master 4-H Member which the highest honor bestowed upon 4-H participants. Holbert will also serve as a representative for Georgia, at National 4-H Congress, to be held in Atlanta later this fall. Congratulations to Lauren Wood who placed second in the category of Performing Arts – Dance and Veeka Malunchuk, who placed second in Food for Health and Sport.
Maggie Schuyler has joined Georgia Highlands College as its new director of admissions to work with future students and the community, as the GHC Admissions team launches community events and a revamped campus tour program called Charger Tours. Schuyler graduated from Georgia Southern University with a master’s degree in higher education administration. Prior to GHC, she worked as the assistant director of admissions at Middle Georgia State University. Originally from Moultrie, Georgia, she has over 10 years of higher education experience under her belt and looks forward to her new position at GHC. “There is a sense of family here,” she said. “My goal is to increase awareness of the great educational opportunities that GHC has to offer its students.” One way the Admissions team is looking to open up GHC’s locations is to begin a campus tour program called Charger Tours. Students can register by filling out a form at visit.highlands.edu where they can list which location they would like to visit and receive parking and sign-in instructions.