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Retreat Primary and Junior High School topped the competitive events at the recently held St. Mary 4-H Clubs’ Achievement Day at the Oracabessa High School.
Second place went to Marymount High School in Highgate, and third to St. Mary High School, also in Highgate.
Retreat Primary and Junior High won eight first places, while Marymount High and St. Mary High won five and four first places, respectively.
A total of 35 clubs from various schools and communities in the parish participated in the day’s activities, which included competitions in cake baking and decorating, meal preparation, sandwich making, table setting, floral arrangements, goat care, rabbit care, cattle judging, budding and grafting, public speaking, circumposing, school gardening and potting, as well as the St. Mary 4-H Boy and Girl of the Year contests.
The St. Mary 4-H Boy of the Year competition was won by Delano Butler of St. Mary Technical High School, while the Girl of the Year contest was won by Khrystal Binns of St. Mary High School.
Speaking to the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), during an interview on Wednesday(April 29), Mrs. Charlene Edwards-Butler, Parish Development Officer for the St. Mary 4-H Clubs, said she was proud of the performance of all the clubs participating in the function, and that the exhibits were of very high quality.
In congratulating Retreat Primary and Junior High, Marymount High and St. Mary High schools for winning the top three positions in the competitive events, Mrs. Edwards-Butler emphasised that the other participating clubs were also winners in their own right, as their performances had helped to make the occasion a success.
She praised the parish’s 4-H leaders for the work they have been doing to mould the lives of the members, and encouraged the young persons who were not affiliated to the organisation, to become members and make full use of the opportunities available to them.

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