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Gwinnett 4-H'ers sweep state competitions

Special Photo Gwinnett 4-H swept state competitions over the weekend in the categories of state horse judging and state hippology contests. Front row: Nathaniel Hinton and Sarah Kearns; back row: Caroline Hinton, Mary Cate Marchert, Mallory Huff, Makenna White and Sabrina Sailer.

Special Photo Gwinnett 4-H swept state competitions over the weekend in the categories of state horse judging and state hippology contests. Front row: Nathaniel Hinton and Sarah Kearns; back row: Caroline Hinton, Mary Cate Marchert, Mallory Huff, Makenna White and Sabrina Sailer.

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett County 4-H teams swept state events last weekend.

On May 3-4, two teams from Gwinnett 4-H's Horse Club competed in the State Horse Judging and the State Hippology (horse studies) contests.

Senior team members Nathaniel Hinton, Caroline Hinton, Mary Cate Marchert and Mallory Huff, placed first in both categories, as did junior team members Sarah Kearns, Sabrina Sailer and Makenna White.

According to Janice Rogers, both teams winning both categories is "very rare in 4-H."

All the local winners will become Master 4-H'ers and will compete in the national competitions for both events.

According to its website, Georgia 4-H, a partner in public education, "is youth and adults learning, growing and working together to experience and accomplish the extraordinary."

For more information, visit www.caes.uga.edu/extension/gwinnett/4h/