4-H/ Youth Development
4-H conducts a variety of programs in Bradley County but one to which many history buffs look forward is the 4-H History Fair.
In 2010, the record was broken for the most exhibits completed, with 138. This year, 58 exhibits were completed by 86 participants even through it was held the weekend after school had been canceled for a week due to the April 27 tornadoes.
“This program promotes citizenship in our community and connects the past with the present,” said Kathryn Ervin, 4-H program assistant.
“It also helps teachers meet state educational standards and brings together youth, sponsors, and community members.”
Donors for this year’s event were the United Daughters of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis No. 900 Chapter, Bradley County Farm Bureau, Bradley County FCE Clubs, Sons of the American Revolution Benjamin Cleveland chapter, Wilma Goins and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 2598, Kathryn Ervin, and Bradley Square Mall.
This year’s winner were as follows:
Sixth-Grade Individual Winners:
First Place — Audrina Perkinson
Second — Skylar Earls
Third— Monroe Hardin
Sixth-Grade Team Winners:
First Place — Bria Beachboard and Morgan Nalefski
Second Place — Holland Pierce, Cydney Black, Josie Morrow
ThirdPlace — Sarah and Jacob Stecz
Seventh-Grade Individual Winner:
First Place —Skylar Kelley
Eighth-Grade Team Winners:
First Place — Cala Chamberlin and Madeline Church
Ninth-Grade Individual Winners:
First Place — Spencer Earls
Second Place — Jennings Kelley
UDC Award —Gareth Miller
Most Creative Awards — Brooke Williams, Kali Howard, Molly Leonard, Nathan Zakkas, Gregg Wilson, and Zack Eslinger
Wilma Goins Award — Dillion Clark, Jordan Selby, Colton Landers, and Jeremiah Harper
Best of Show Award — Jennings Kelley