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Page 6C September 5, 2018 Ri porter New Extension Agent is ready to meet more of Monroe Countys outstanding kids By Diane Glidewell Courtney. "I put myself in was stationed with the U.S. didn't live on a farm and news@mymcr.net 100 percent. I didn't realize Air Force. While in Alaska, was drawn to opportuni- it then, but now I know Courtney worked with ties for volunteering and There's a new 4-H County [how it helped me] as I re- children with severe emo- civic involvement instead Extension agent in town, sponded to job interviews tional challenges. When of projects with livestock and Courtney McElveen and moved to a different she came back to Georgia, or plants. She said in the is ready to get all Mon- state" she also came back to 4-H Monroe County O~fice, roe County youth from She competed in Dis- and worked as a full time Extension Coordinator 5th grade to 12th grade trict Project Achievement program assistant in Bibb Caitlin Jackson has more involved in the many (DPA) every year from 6th County for three years, interest and experience in programs that 4-H offers, grade to 10th grade, when She was chosen the 2018 agriculture and is able to She has a lot of experience she mastered in her Com- Northwest District Out- help students in agricultur- with 4-H, and she has 4-H munications project. She standing Program Assis- al activities and projects. Program Assistant Reggie was president of her club rant. Courtney is married and Sams to help. every year. She worked at Courtney earned her has two children, ages 13 Courtney began 4-H in Rock Eagle two summersBachelor's degree fromand 11. She enjoys sewing, Jones County when she as a camp counselor, teach- Waylon Baptist University especially quilting. was in 5th grade and par- ing forestry the first year in Human Services last"With work, school and ticipated in her local club, and 'open air feast' (how to year, and will finish her kids, I have a full life;' she as well as regional and state grill) the second year. Masters in Human Service said. activities until she gradu- "It was really fun;' she Counseling at Liberty Uni- She said she has already ated from high school said. versity in October. met some outstanding a 5th grader, I was She worked at Jones Contrary to the stereo- young people in the Mon- very shy. Over the years County 4-H for two years typical concept of 4-H, roe County 4-H program 4-H helped me become as a full-time program as- Courtney has not been and looks forward to giving more of an extrovert, to sistant until she moved to involved in the agricultural them opportunities to build confidence;' said Alaska, where her husband aspects of 4-H. She said she 'make the best better: She Courtney McEIveen is the new Monroe County 4-H Extension Agent. up in Jones County 4-H, Monroe, Jasper, Butts and Jones County Extension ,{, : Offices worked together ::' :' as a cluster. Courtney said she had a strong bond with s' then-Monroe County agent ~. ~,~ ~.~ GinnyAtkins. "Monroe is my dream county;' she said. "I know said she wants to teach they have a good thing life skills that teachers and going here. I'm excited to parents don't have time continue a strong tradi- to teach, from financial tion." literacy to sewing on a but- Something new is that ton and including washing the middle school (7th and dothes, safety and caring 8th grade) and high school for their home. clubs will meet separately. "One of my biggest goals Middle school will meet is to continue the success after school from about that Abbie [Bunn's] pro- 3:20-5 p.m depending on gram had;' said Courtney the activity. They will alter- who worked with Monroe nate social meetings, like County's former 4-H agent going to a movie on Sept. while she was in Bibb and 13 with community service Jones counties. She also activities. The program is worked with Sams on called BLAST for Building activities that involved both Leaders and Serving To- Monroe and Bibb counties. While she was growing See AGENT Page 7C A TRANE COMFORT SPECIALIST IS AS RELIABLE AS THE TRANE THEY ARE 405 College Street. Forsyth, GA INSTALLING. 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