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    Members of 4-H Clubs in St. Mary staged their annual Achievement Day activities at the St. Mary Technical High School in Richmond, on March 18.
    A total of 21 clubs took part in the event by participating in the competitive activities, and exhibited projects they had prepared for the occasion.
    Competitive events included cattle judging, poultry care and management, rabbit care and management, apiculture, circumposing of plants, budding and grafting, goat care and management, table-setting, sandwich making, cake baking and decorating, skirt making, meal preparation, public speaking, and the St. Mary 4-H Boy and Girl of the year contest.
    Entertainment included merry-go-round, bounce about, a lunch hour concert and a musical presentation by the Digicel Boom Box.
    Jason Halstead, a fifth form student of St. Mary Technical High School was selected as the St. Mary 4-H Boy of the Year, while Shanique Austin, also fifth former at Marymount High School, was chosen as the St. Mary 4-H Girl of the Year.
    During the function, Rosalee Ramdon, a teacher at the Rock River Primary School was named the St. Mary 4-H Leader of the Year.
    Addressing the official ceremony to mark the occasion, Lenworth Fulton, Executive Director of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs congratulated the clubbites and the leaders of the 4-H Movement in St. Mary, for the work they have done to make the event a success. He also encouraged them to always ensure that the Jamaica 4-H clubs continue to mould the lives of young people in the parish.
    He exhorted the young people to make the best use of the opportunities they have as 4-H members, and implored parents to make a special effort to assist their children to develop the values and attitudes that would make them responsible adults and exemplary citizens.
    Commenting on the day’s activities, 4-H Organizer for St. Mary, Charlene Butler, said the Achievement Day was a success. This, she said, was due to the efforts of the students from the various schools which participated, and the teachers who often went beyond the call of duty to prepare them for the occasion and provided leadership for them.

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