The Chattooga County 4-H Consumer Judging Team recently participated in the 2009 Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree held at the Cartersville Civic Center. This year 14 Georgia counties competed in the event with 782 4H students representing those counties.

As part of a preparatory lesson, the 4-H students took a field trip to Mount Vernon Mills to learn how cotton is made into denim and to show the young 4-H students the economic importance of Mount Vernon to the community.

Senior judges were Matthew Daniel, Matthew Pace, Alleigha Dennis, Candace Bishop and Victoria Hall. Junior judges competing in the event were Tyler Bishop, Karla Bravo, Faith Coalson, Kaitlyn Hutchins, Nathan Loyd, Mary McDaniel and Mekenzie Parker.

The senior team received fourth place overall for their division and Victoria Hall, a Trion High School student, received seventh place as an individual in the senior division.