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State Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Winners
Submitted by: Cheryl Varnadoe

Harrison Williams, Ayah Abdelwahab, Kiana Washington and Mennah Abdelwahab  of Oconee County were named the State winning team in the Georgia 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Contest. County Extension Agent, Kelle Ashley, served as the team coach. This team will represent Georgia in the Western Regional 4-H Roundup Consumer Decisions Contest in January, 2018.

Carrianna Simmons of Spalding County was  named the High Overall Contest Individual. The team from Spalding County earned second place honors while Houston County received third place in the contest.

The 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Contest is designed to help 4-H’ers:  Understand the importance of cotton as an agricultural commodity; Learn to promote cotton as an apparel fiber; make knowledgeable, rational decisions when purchasing goods and services; Select, use, maintain and dispose of goods and services in ways that maximize resources; Obtain clothing, goods and services to meet needs and reflect lifestyles, personal values and goals; Act as responsible consumer-citizen with an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the consumer, business and government; and Learn to communicate reasons for choices made. The contest is sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission. Congratulations to all the competitors at the State Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Contest! 


The University of Georgia and Ft. Valley State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating. The Cooperative Extension Service offers educational programs, assistance and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. An equal opportunity/affirmative action organization committed to a diverse work force.