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Congratulations to our 2015 4-H Salute to Excellence Winners!

Yvonne Childs, National 4-H Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer

Martha Miller, Georgia 4-H Volunteer of the Year
Tony Miller, Southwest District Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer
Lonnie Waters, Northeast District Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer

Picture Courtesy of Jason P. Estep

Pictured (L-R): Keri Hobbs, Georgia 4-H Volunteer Specialist, Laura Perry Johnson, Associate Dean of Extension, Tony Miller, Lowndes County 4-H Volunteer, Yvonne Childs, Grady County 4-H Volunteer, Martha Morris, Chatham County 4-H Volunteer, Lonnie Waters, Pickens County 4-H Volunteer, Julie Bacon, Georgia 4-H State Board Distirct Representative from Tattnall County, and Zach Tellano, Georgia 4-H State Board Representative from Hart County.

Meet Georgia 4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer of the Year Mrs. Martha Morris!

Meet National 4-H Salute to Excellence Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Mrs. Yvonne Childs!

2016 Recognition Opportunity:

Salute to Excellence is one way 4-H acknowledges volunteers' unwavering dedication to 4-H Youth Development. Each county may nominate two outstanding individual volunteers, one in each catgory:

  • Volunteer of the Year Award is given to an individual who has volunteered for 4-H for less than 10 years.
  • Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award is given to an individual who has spent more than 10 years volunteering for 4-H.

Application information is available here from National 4-H Council. Completed packets must be received in the State 4-H office by Monday, September 26, 2016 in Word format to insure consideration for national submission.  Three letters of reference are required for competing in the district and state contests. (Letters may be in pdf format.)

Send the complete application packet to:

Keri Hobbs , Extension 4-H Specialist
Attn: Salute to Excellence Nomination
327 Hoke Smith Annex-UGA
Athens, Georgia 30602
or email klgandy@uga.edu

District and state winners will be recognized during this year's 4-H Fall Forum. Georgia winners advance to the Southern Regional Competition where national finalists will be announced in February. One national winner in each division will be announced in April during National Volunteer Week. National winners will be recognized during National 4-H Week at the 4-H Heritage Luncheon held at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. 

For additional questions contact Keri Hobbs, (706) 542-4H4H.


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.