Dawson County 4-H member Autumn Callahan placed first recently in a state level science competition sponsored by the organization.
Representing Georgia’s northeast district, Callahan competed against three other high school members representing their districts.
Having placed first in the state competition for best environmental science project, she will go on to the National 4-H Congress in November.
Winning first place at the state level means she will attain her 4-H Master status, one of the first in Dawson County to receive the honor in many years.
Also competing recently at the state level were Dawson County residents Audra Vaughters and Amberly Hedden.
Vaughters placed second for her history project, and Hedden won second place for her dairy food project.
Held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, the competition required the students to present a 12-minute demonstration and have a project portfolio reviewed by judges.
Georgia 4-H is a unit of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service.
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