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Cherokee junior honored for winning state 4-H land judging contest

January 1st, 2014 8:55 pm by Jeff Bobo

Cherokee junior honored for winning state 4-H land judging contest

Cherokee High School student Haley Leann Webb, shown with her mother, Jackie Webb, was honored recently by the Hawkins County Commission. Jeff Bobo photo.

ROGERSVILLE — Cherokee High School junior Haley Leann Webb was honored recently by the Hawkins County Commission for winning the statewide 4-H Land Judging Contest held at the University of Tennessee at Martin earlier this school year.

Webb is the daughter of Roy and Jackie Webb.

During the Dec. 16 Hawkins County Commission meeting, Haley Webb and her mother were called before the full commission,  where Commissioner Gary Hicks read a proclamation commending her accomplishments.

Haley Webb is vice president of the Future Farmers of America and president of the Tennessee Junior Sheep Producers Association.

The proclamation states that the commission recognizes the dedication and commitment of the county’s young people who distinguish themselves through excellence in the classroom and the community.

“Showmanship provides an opportunity for students to exhibit their practical skills to an audience, thereby giving them a sense of pride in their hard work and efforts,” the proclamation states. “One such noteworthy person is Haley Leann Webb of Rogersville. ... Ms. Haley Webb recently took first place as the high individual in the State 4-H Land Judging Contest held at the University of Tennessee at Martin.” 

The proclamation further states, “Ms. Webb also led her team to victory as Hawkins County took first place in the team category and will proudly represent Tennessee next spring at the National Land Judging Contest in Oklahoma City. Haley Webb is a shining example of dedication and commitment that is deserving of the respect, admiration, and commendation of this legislative body.” 

Following the reading of the proclamation,  the full commission, as well as the meeting audience, gave Webb a standing ovation.

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