Salute To Excellence Honorees

Collectively, these Salute to Excellence finalists have joined Georgia 4-H in empowering youth to learn, discover, and create! We appreciate their many contributions and hours of dedication to Georgia’s young people.

2019 2019


Jenna Black serves on the Georgia 4-H Foundation Board of Directors and the Georgia 4-H Camp Counselor Alumni Association Board of Directors, and for the last four years, served the Georgia 4-H Advisory Committee as chair-elect and chair. Regardless of the role, her passion for Georgia 4-H can be immediately recognized!

David Haire volunteers with Tift County 4-H as BB Coach of 23 years; he has also served as a State SAFE Rifle Instructor and Air Pistol Instructor. (He has mentored a young person to making a Junior Olympics Team!) He has trained hundreds of coaches who regularly call on him for advice. David serves on the Georgia 4-H Rifle Advisory Committee.

Mark Morris, Safety Officer for the Georgia National Guard, has given emphasis on firearm etiquette and safe gun handling that has resulted in youth and adults alike who are confident and secure in their shooting skills. While sharing his knowledge with hundreds of youth, he has served as a great role model for Georgia 4-H and Chatham County 4-H through shootings sports, judging competitions, and 4-H conferences!

Danny Pincus, Morgan County 4-H Archery leader, has coached several Georgia 4-H championship teams and travelled numerous times to the National 4-H Shooting Sports competition where his teams consistently finish in the top ten, and mostly in the top five teams! In addition, he serves on the Project SAFE Archery Advisory Committee.

Stanley Spillers serves as a major advocate of Crawford County 4-H! He has transported youth, chaperoned at events, assisted in the office, and chaperoned at Fall Forum, Project Achievement, camp, and anything asked! He has helped students prepare for competition and has judged county Project Achievement in the classroom.

Ashley Yeager serves Coweta County 4-H in whatever is needed – from horse programs and shooting sports to fair booths and fundraising! Her service also includes organizing paperwork, organizing meetings, cleaning after events, chaperoning trips, and driving youth to competitions! She coordinates the program’s largest fundraiser!

2018 2018


Buzz Glover is a vital part of almost everything Coweta County 4-H has to offer—from the Horse & Pony Club to the High School 4-H Club and SAFE teams, Buzz is an all-star volunteer.

Carter Black supports youth livestock projects and shows in Georgia, as well as serves as a devoted advisor and volunteer to Georgia 4-H.

Chris Sagar has been involved with the 4-H SAFE program for over 25 years where he serves as a range officer at the state level while also attending summer camp annually with Forsyth County.

Faye Belflower coordinates the Turner County 4-H Air Pistol Program with state and national winning titles and represents Georgia on the Southern Regional 4-H Volunteer Advisory Group.

James Brown spends hours coaching robotics weekly while also annually chaperoning at summer camp and Cloverleaf Project Achievements.

Laural Moseley is a volunteer that is willing to do anything that is helpful to the program – coaching, participating in club meetings, chaperoning at regional and state events, and the list goes on!

Melvina Carlan has been a volunteer for over 50 years with her service in Forestry, Cotton Boll and Consumer, and Poultry Judging spanning generations in Pickens County.

2017 2017


Cassandra Eidson has volunteered with Douglas County 4-H for 16 years – leading Douglas 4-H’s Horse Quiz Bowl Team to master three times.

Cisco Damons, a Gwinnett County volunteer for 9 years, has chaperoned youth for over 2,120 hours at 4-H events and camps and has donated 506 hours of bus driving services.

Denny Kuhr has served as a 4-H SAFE Shotgun Coach for 25 years, was instrumental in developing a shooting range, and serves as a Georgia 4-H SAFE instructor.

Jackie Ellett, Jackson County volunteer for 10 years, serves with the Robotics team, camp, Project Achievement, office support, and the 4-H Llama Club.

Josie Smith, Tift and Bacon counties’ volunteer, has served as chaperone and coach for Poultry Judging, Consumer Judging, BB team, and other events for 3 years.

Kris Khlifi has served over 25 years – leading in-school club meetings and a 4-H Craft Club and chaperoning many 4-H events with Columbia County 4-H.

Stephen Ely, Polk County and Northwest District volunteer, has served 18 weeks of summer camp and 10 weekend conferences and competitions over the last 6 years.

Todd Cliett, Terrell County volunteer, is a certified National 4-H Archery Coach Trainer and has coached 80 youth and trained 250 4-H Archery Coaches over 11 years.