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What a wonderful two weeks! I had the opportunity to be at Cartmell Elementary School and listen as all fourth- and fifth-grade students presented speeches and demonstrations.
You cannot believe how much was learned through research that the students did. Not only did the students learn, but the adults did, as well.
I was so fortunate to have three wonderful ladies (Gloria Lindsay, Robin Stephenson and Nancy Ellis) help with the judging, and I was the timekeeper.
The speeches had to be 3-5 minutes long and the demonstrations could be 5-15 minutes long. The students who earned blue ribbons are invited to go on to the county competition. There are 155 local students advancing to the county competition, set for Saturday, March 23, at the Carroll County Extension office.
At this competition, students will compete against others in their category, and the winner in each category will advance to the district competition April 20 in Pendleton County.
I have no doubt that Carroll County will have some students who will get first place in Pendleton County and advance to the state competition, to be held at the University of Kentucky on July 15.
I have said – and will say it many times – how blessed Carroll County students and parents are to have a school that truly cares for and loves the children. Prinicpal Doug Oak, Vice Principal Jonica Ray, the teachers and the secretaries are so involved in truly making sure that your children are not only progressing academically, but also socially. Cartmell certainly is a safe and welcoming environment.
Upcoming 4-H events
Feb. 23:Dog Club orientation, 10 a.m. at the Extension Office
Feb. 28:Sewing orientation, 6 p.m. at the Extension Office
Shooting Sports will be coming soon.
Joyce Doyle is the Carroll County Extension agent for 4-H and youth development. Call her at (502) 732-7030 or send e-mail to JWDoyl2@email.uky.edu.