From February 22-24, twenty-two Gordon County 4-H members participated in the Georgia Junior National State Livestock Show. After selecting, caring for, and showing their animals all throughout the year, this state event is the major final event of the show year. Gordon County 4-H had exhibitors showing each species, including beef cattle, goats, sheep, and swine. Listed below is each exhibitor and their respective placings, by species.

Beef Cattle – Heifers:

-Kylie Hurd (6th grader at Red Bud Middle)– 6th in showmanship, 5th in Simmental, 9th in Commercial

-Brent McDaniel (10th grader at Sonoraville High) – Reserve Champion Angus, 6th in Simmental

-Gabrielle Ralston (9th grader at Sonoraville High) – Reserve Division Champion Commercial

-Bryson Smith (9th grader at Calhoun High) – 3rd in Simmental, 2nd Place Team in Fitting Contest

-Olivia Tierce (9th grader at Sonoraville High) – 6th in showmanship, 1st in Angus

-Benjamin Williams (6th grader at Calhoun Middle) – 3rd in showmanship

Goats – Breeding Does:

-Rebekah McElrath (7th grader at Red Bud Middle)

-Hunter Petty (7th grader at Red Bud Middle) – 4th in showmanship

-Gabrielle Ralston (9th grader at Sonoraville High) – 7th in showmanship, 4th and 6th in class

-Jazmine Ralston (9th grader at Sonoraville High)– 5th in showmanship, 3rd and 5th in class

-Bailey Williams (3rd grader at Sonoraville Elementary) – 2nd in showmanship, Division Champion

-Benjamin Williams (6th grader at Calhoun Middle) – 1st in showmanship, 1st and 1st in class

-Brooke Williams (3rd grader at Sonoraville Elementary) – 5th in showmanship

Sheep – Breeding Ewes:

•-Breana Manning (8th grader at Red Bud Middle)– 4th in showmanship, 1st in class, 3rd overall White Face

-Matthew Manning (1st grader at Fairmount Elementary) – 2nd in showmanship

-Gracy Sexton (11th grader at Sonoraville High) – 1st in showmanship, 1st and 2nd in class, 5th Overall Hampshire, Champion GA Born and Bred

-Bailey Williams (3rd grader at Sonoraville Elementary) – 1st in showmanship, Reserve Champion Hampshire

-Benjamin Williams (6th grader at Calhoun Middle) – 1st in showmanship, 4th Overall Hampshire

-Brooke Williams (3rd grader at Sonoraville Elementary) – 2nd in showmanship

Swine – Market Hogs:

-Grace Johns (8th grader in Haralson County) – 9th in gilt class

-Rebekah McElrath (7th grader at Red Bud Middle)

-Madison McMorris (10th grader in Polk County)

-Gus Miller (5th grader at Fairmount Elementary)

-Gracy Sexton (11th grader at Sonoraville High) – 5th in showmanship, 3rd in gilt class, 4th in barrow class

-Bailey Stafford (6th grader at Red Bud Middle) – 4th in gilt class

-Gavin Stafford (9th grader at Sonoraville High)

-Hailey Stafford (5th grader at Red Bud Elementary)

-Amara White (12th grader at Gordon Central High) – 3rd in barrow class, 6th in gilt class

-Benjamin Williams (6th grader at Calhoun Middle) – 5th in showmanship, 3rd in barrow