Odds & Ends: An Act of God’s Caitlyn Jenner Update & More

first_imgABC News Videos | ABC Entertainment NewsJude Law’s Musical Theater PastJude Law, who was last seen on Broadway in 2009’s Hamlet, stopped by The Tonight Show on June 3. Host Jimmy Fallon had managed to find a picture of the Tony and Oscar nominee’s teenage musical theater days, when he played the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat—and it’s a throwback classic. Take a look at the fun exchange below. View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. An Act of God’s Caitlyn Jenner UpdateNever let it be said that God is out of touch—he’s changing one of the lines in his Broadway show to take into account Caitlyn Jenner’s transformation. Jim Parsons, who plays the Almighty in An Act of God, previously joked in the production: “Bruce Jenner is the first Kardashian woman I can tolerate.” Now, according to the New York Daily News, the show is being updated to reflect Jenner’s fabulous unveiling of “her true self.”Courtney Love Boards OperettaThe West Coast’s Kirk Douglas Theatre’s upcoming 2015-16 season has just been announced and there’s one show in particular that caught our attention. Rock icon Courtney Love will perform with Todd Almond in the operetta Kansas City Choir Boy, under the direction of Kevin Newbury. With music and lyrics by Almond, the production had a well-received premiere at the HERE Arts Center in January 2015. It follows lovers in small town America who become separated when the woman decides to travel to New York City in search of her destiny, and then she disappears. Kansas City Choir Boy will play October 15 through November 8, with opening night scheduled for October 18.Tangled Set for the Small ScreenTangled is not just going to be sailing the high seas on a cruise ship! An animated Disney TV adaptation of the 2010 movie is in production and will feature music by Alan Menken (Aladdin) and lyrics by Glenn Slater (School of Rock)—both scribes also worked on the film. Deadline reports that Mandy Moore and Broadway alum Zachary Levi will reprise their roles as Rapunzel and Eugene (aka Flynn Rider), respectively.Bradley Cooper Rebelled With Elephant ManBradley Cooper won a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for his performance in The Elephant Man and he’s also up for a Tony this weekend for his role in the show. However, in a recent interview with GMA he revealed that he had been advised not to do the play, which he’s now receiving rave reviews for in London. “It’s an example of if you believe in something, don’t listen to anybody,” advises Cooper. Check out the interview below and then Cooper presenting (and maybe winning!) on the Tony telecast on June 7!last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Marisa Tomei Circling Spider-Man & More

first_img Star Files View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Marisa Tomei Circling SpideyOscar winner Marisa Tomei is in final negotiations to star as Aunt May in the new Spider-Man movie. According to Variety, the stage and screen favorite would join former Billy Elliot ballet boy Tom Holland, who as previously reported will appear in the title role. Directed by Jon Watts, the Marvel movie is scheduled for release on July 28, 2017. Tomei was last seen on Broadway in 2014’s The Realistic Joneses.Jan Maxwell Announces Stage RetirementBroadway vet Jan Maxwell, who is currently headlining Scenes From an Execution off-Broadway, is retiring from the theater. The actress, who received Tony nominations for Follies, Lend Me a Tenor, The Royal Family, Coram Boy and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, told Time Out: “The kinds of roles I was being offered were just…I’d been there and done that, and I just didn’t want to do that anymore. If I could do television and film just to keep the health insurance going, that would be great. But I don’t know if that will happen.”Charles Busch Premieres New Act at 54 BelowCharles Busch is taking up residence at Times Square hotspot 54 Below! The two-time MAC Award winner, Tony nominee and drag legend will appear in That Girl / That Boy on July 14, 16, 17, 23. The show will feature an eclectic program of songs both contemporary and from the past and you can book tickets here.Trevor Nunn Sets Big Apple Return DateTony-winning (and extremely busy) director Trevor Nunn (Les Miserables, Cats) is returning to New York! Not with felines (yet!), but with a production of Shakespeare’s Pericles. The classic will play February 14 through March 27 at Theater for a New Audience’s Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn. The New York Times reports that it will be the first time that former Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Nunn has worked with an all-American company on one of the Bard’s works.Watch Damian Lewis v. Paul Giamatti in Billions TrailerEmmy winners and Broadway alums Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti will square off against each other in new TV show Billions, and if the teaser trailer just released, below, is anything to go by, we can’t wait! Lewis plays Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, a hedge fund king and Rhoades is a U.S. Attorney. Additional cast members include the previously reported two-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad; the series will air on Showtime next year.center_img Marisa Tomeilast_img read more

Queen Latifah & Mary J. Blige Set for The Wiz Telecast

first_imgNo bad news here! Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige have been tapped for the live telecast of The Wiz. The musical will air on NBC on December 3, with plans to bring it to Broadway in the 2016-17 season.Latifah is set to take on the role of the titular Wiz, the mysterious and powerful wizard who holds the keys to the Emerald City. The Grammy Award-winning singer-turned-actress received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in Chicago and also appeared on screen in Hairspray. Nine-time Grammy winner Blige will play Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West, who holds sway over the Winkies and the Winged Monkeys that do her bidding. Blige’s acting credits include The Jamie Foxx Show, Entourage, Empire, Blackish and Rock of Ages.The duo join the previously reported Stephanie Mills, who is set to play Aunt Em in the TV production. Casting for Dorothy will be announced at a later date, although we have some suggestions. No word yet either on who will play Glinda, but we’re thinking a Broadway vet has to be a shoo-in for that character…Tony Award winner Kenny Leon will stage both the television production and Great White Way revival of The Wiz in collaboration with Tony winner and Broadway icon Harvey Fierstein, who will contribute new material to the original Broadway book by William F. Brown. The show follows the familiar L. Frank Baum story of Dorothy and her adventures in Oz, but with a rock-filled revamp. Charlie Smalls’ soulful score includes show tunes that have transcended the divide between theater and mainstream pop culture, including “Ease on Down the Road,” “No Bad News” and “Home.” View Commentslast_img read more

Ciara Renee Joins Tick, Tick…BOOM!

first_img Ciara Renée has joined the cast of the off-Broadway return of Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick…BOOM!. The stage and screen favorite will take on the role of Susan, joining the previously announced Nick Blaemire, who is set to play Jonathan, in the Keen Company production. Jonathan Silverstein will direct.The production, which is scheduled to run from October 4 through November 20, has also announced that it will move from the previously reported Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row to the venue’s larger Acorn Theatre.Renée made her Broadway debut in Big Fish before going on to star as the Leading Player in Pippin. She also took on the role of Esmerelda in the North American premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. On screen, she’s known as Kendra Saunders (a.k.a. Hawkgirl) on the CW series Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow and The Flash.The semi-autobiographical musical follows an aspiring composer as he approaches his thirtieth birthday. While preparing for the workshop debut of his new musical, he also balances his relationship with Susan, his long-term girlfriend, and Michael, his best friend. In addition to Susan, Renée will also take on the role of Karessa, the lead actress in the show-within-the-show.Opening night is set for October 20. Additional casting and design team will be announced at a later date. Related Shows Ciara Renée(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) Tick, Tick…BOOM! Star Filescenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 18, 2016 View Comments Ciara Renéelast_img read more

Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig Are Developing a New Movie Musical

first_imgWill Ferrell & Kristen Wiig(Photos: Matt Winkelmeyer & Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) View Comments Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig are joining the crusade to bring musicals to the big screen. The comedy duo are on board to develop a new movie musical based on the book Everything Is Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals. The film will feature a score by Broadway favorites Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and a script from Dear Evan Hansen book writer Steven Levenson.The book by Steve Young and Sport Murphy charts the history of American companies employing Broadway names—from actors to composers—to present lavish productions geared toward employees. From the 1950s to the 1980s, these shows would serve to educate and motivate industrial workers of companies such as American Standard, G.E., Exxon and Coca-Cola.Marc Platt is set to produce, following his work this year on the movie musical La La Land and Fox’s Grease: Live. While contracts are still being negotiated, the project is slated to go through Amblin Entertainment (who bought the pitch) and Universal Pictures.This isn’t the only screen project Shaiman and Wittman have lined up—the Hairspray and Smash/Bombshell collaborators have also penned songs for Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.last_img read more

Happy New Year! Start 2017 with Our Save the Date Picks

first_img(Photo: Joan Marcus, Netflix & Luke Fontana) The bubbly’s been popped, the sparkly ball has dropped and 2017 is officially underway! Still need a New Year’s resolution? How about trying to catch all of the Broadway.com Editorial Staff’s Save the Date picks each month? A new year means musical and play openings, special performances, television and movie premieres and a whole lot of music. With so much going on, we’ve got you covered when it comes to inspiring your next night out at the theater or snuggled up inside. Here are the staff’s must-sees for the month of January. Start off 2017 right and try to catch ’em all!January 6 – Candide Begins PerformancesTony winner Leonard Bernstein’s comic operetta Candide kicks off 2017 for New York City Opera; Tony-winning titan Harold Prince is at the helm. Starring Tony winner Linda Lavin, Jay Armstrong Johnson and more, the show is scheduled to open on January 6 at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center and run through January 12.News Reporter Ryan McPhee”Candide boasts such a thrilling score. While the show’s full of gleeful irreverence, there’s also a profound message of resilience in the face of disillusionment, which is all too timely right now.”January 8 – Last Chance for FalsettosWilliam Finn and James Lapine’s Falsettos returned to the Great White Way this fall with an all-star cast headlined by Christian Borle, Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells. Falsettos takes a look at love, family, homosexuality and Judaism, all set to a gorgeous and witty score. Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek”This is your last chance to see the Broadway.com pick for the #1 show of 2016. With this cast—and our recommendation—what are you waiting for? The memories of Marvin and co. will stay with you forever.”January 13 – Unfortunate Events PremieresTony winner Neil Patrick Harris returns to the small screen in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Based on the books, the series follows orphaned children Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire and their treatment by the evil Count Olaf (Harris), as they try to discover the secret behind their parents’ death. Social Media Manager Caitlyn Gallip“My 11th birthday party was to see the first Unfortunate Events movie. I’m so excited to see how Netflix and Broadway fave Neil Patrick Harris take on the tragic (yet delightful) tale of the Baudelaire children.”January 15 – Last Chance for Jersey BoysAfter 11 years, four Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and thousands of standing ovations, the story about the meteoric rise of four guys singing under a street lamp will shutter at the August Wilson Theatre. “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” but we’re not making any promises as the curtain comes down on this hit. Site Producer Joanne Villani”Jersey Boys is one of my all-time favorite Broadway shows. I’ve loved every experience I’ve had seeing the show, including the original Broadway cast and am sad to see it go! Happy trails, Jersey Boys!”January 19 – Jitney OpensThe only work from Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s Century Cycle yet to play Broadway, Jitney centers on unlicensed cab drivers trying to scrape together a living in 1970s Pittsburgh. Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson directs a cast that includes Moonlight star André Holland and more. See it at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Managing Editor Beth Stevens“I find all of August Wilson’s plays emotionally and even spiritually satisfying. Jitney is my favorite, so I am thrilled it will make its Broadway debut with a cast and director that seem right on the money.”January 21 – Matt Doyle at Joe’s PubBefore he croons about Johanna in off-Broadway’s Sweeney Todd in April 2017, Matt Doyle will celebrate the release of his first full-length album Uncontrolled at Joe’s Pub. With folk, blues and soul-inspired sound, the night is sure to show vocal versatility from the Broadway alum. A few special guests are set to join Doyle on stage. National Editor Ryan Gilbert”I’ve seen a few of Doyle’s shows; he is one of the silkiest and most expressive pop vocalists. The second he takes the stage, you feel like you’re in the company of your closest friend who’s decided to serenade you.”January 29 – Last Chance for Front PageThe Jack O’Brien-helmed revival of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s The Front Page includes a cast of 28 bold-faced names. The rapid-fire comedy stars John Slattery as reporter Hildy Johnson and Nathan Lane as his editor Walter Burns; the two discover a runaway convict in their buzzing Chicago newsroom—and try to sit on their scoop. Senior Editor Imogen Lloyd Webber”The Front Page is an old-fashioned, hysterical evening of entertainment delivered by some of the biggest names working on stage and screen today—go see the comedy gold before it’s too late!”Other events to mark on your calendar this month:January 6 – Blueprint Specials at the IntrepidJanuary 8 – The Present opensJanuary 10 – The Bodyguard national tour beginsJanuary 11 – The Liar begins previewsJanuary 12 – Yen starts performancesJanuary 15 – Last chance for The HumansJanuary 19 – Christine Ebersole at 54 BelowJanuary 22 – Last chance to catch Oh, HelloJanuary 26 – Man from Nebraska starts previewsJanuary 29 – Princess Party at 54 Below View Commentslast_img read more

Biting Blackflies

first_imgJust when Southerners thought they’d seen the last of El Ni¤o’s effects, in come thebiting blackflies.”Blackflies are interesting pests,” said Ray Noblet, head of the entomologydepartment of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”There are lots of misconceptions about them.”Typically, blackflies aren’t as prevalent in the South as they are in the Northeast orNorthwest. But thanks to the El Ni¤o-induced wet weather this winter and spring, they’rehere in force.”We’ve had an outbreak of blackflies where we haven’t had them in years,”Noblet said.El Ni¤o can’t take all the blame, he said. Give credit to better water quality, too.Blackflies can’t breed in polluted water.”Streams that didn’t have blackflies because of pollution problems 20 years agohave been cleaned up,” Noblet said. “Now they breed readily, and you see largepopulations of blackflies.”Blackflies aren’t like mosquitos, which breed in standing pools of water.”The water has to be flowing for blackflies to live in it,” Noblet said.”You will find them anywhere adjacent to rivers and streams. You can see them aroundponds where there is a stream leading from the pond or an active spill way.”The small, dark, stout-bodied flies are about half the size of mosquitos and are oftenmistaken for gnats. But they aren’t.”They swarm around your head,” Noblet said. “But they’re bigger than theeye gnat Southerners typically have to deal with. They’re pretty hard to identify withouta microscope.”You can, however, tell a blackfly by its bite.”They have biting mouthparts much like a deerfly or horsefly,” Noblet said.”They cut a hole in your skin and suck the blood that pools after they make awound.”Ouch!Those in south Georgia who thought living below the gnat line was bad enough now have anew worry.”We’re seeing them down there this year,” Noblet said. “We’ve even hadcalls from Florida. Early in the summer they had high numbers in the Tampa Bay area, wherewe’ve never heard of them even talked about before.”Getting rid of them is a problem, too. By the time you see the flies, it’s probably toolate to control them.”A successful control program must be directed at the larval stage,” Nobletsaid. “And it has to be started in advance. The main thing you try to do is interruptthe breeding at the larval stage. It’s hard to kill the adults. You can fog like you dofor mosquitos, but they’ll just fly in again.”A new biocontrol agent is now on the market.”It’s a new bacterium or Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis)like those used to control a lot of insects. But this one is specifically for flies andmosquitos. It works great,” Noblet said.”It’s not a chemical pesticide, so it doesn’t pollute streams or damage waterquality,” he said. “But you have to cover a wide area, because they will flythree, four or five miles.”The biocontrol is more for golf courses or horse camps that need to cover a large area.It won’t work well for your own backyard. This summer’s dry weather may prove to have the best solution for the blackfly problem.”Populations will begin to tail off fast now,” Noblet said. “By lateJuly to early August, we should see things improve. The dry weather will help. A lot ofthe streams breeding them now will dry up by then.”last_img read more

Summer blooms

first_imgBy James T. MidcapExtensionHorticulturistThe spring landscape is saturated with flowering shrubs. Butspring passes and suddenly it’s summer. All that color doesn’thave to be gone, though. Many plants tolerate Georgia’s heat andhumidity while providing lots of summer color.Among the many shrubs that provide summer interest arehydrangeas, crape myrtles, hypericums, spireas, chaste trees,bottlebrush buckeye, clethra, rose of Sharon.Hydrangeas welcome the heat of summer to make new growth. Thebig-leafed hydrangeas produce big, blue, mop-headed flowers thatdemand attention. The large mounds of foliage support multitudesof flowers, usually mop heads. But occasionally we see a lace-capplant or two.The flowers are generally blue on our acid soils. But if you limethe soil, the flowers turn pink or purple.Lasting flowersTwo selections are available that keep blooming all summer.Endless Summer, a new release, and Penny Mac will keep producingnew flowers until frost. Both do best with afternoon shade and asteady supply of moisture.Our native oakleaf hydrangea forms 6- to 10-foot mounds offoliage from top to bottom. It holds long panicules of white,sterile flowers just above the foliage. These panicules are eightto 12 inches long and fade to a burgundy red as they age.The foliage looks like an enlarged oak leaf. Plants do well inpartial shade but require well-drained soils. A great place toplant is on the edge of the woods, where the plants are shadedfrom the hot afternoon sun.The peegee hydrangea develops into a large, upright shrub orsmall tree. The big, white flowers open on new growth in July andAugust. The selections Tardiva and Chantilly Lace flower a littlelater and hold flowers on strong, upright stems. These plantswill grow in sun or shade on well-drained soils.Don’t stop nowThe blue flowers of the chaste tree (Vitex) in July remind usthat the flowering season isn’t yet over. The 10- to 12-inchspikes nearly cover the plants. There’s a buzz of excitement,too, as the bees visit each flower.The chaste tree is a fast grower. It reaches 12 to 15 feet tall.The gray-green foliage is usually pest-free. Plants do best infull sun. Flowers develop on new growth, so you need to prune inearly spring before growth begins.Summersweet clethra blooms late, in July and August. This nativeproduces a sweet fragrance that permeates the garden. The spikedclusters of white flowers are 4 to 6 inches long and last threeto four weeks.The plants grow 4 to 6 feet tall. They adapt to sun or shade andtolerate heat and drought. The shiny, dark green leaves turnyellow in the fall. Summersweet clethra is a great choice for theshrub border, along lakes and streams or on the edge of the woods.Be sure to include some flowers and fragrance in your summerlandscape. These shrubs make great additions to any garden. Youcould even remove an overgrown azalea or two and replace it withsome summer excitement to extend your flowering season.(Jim Midcap is an Extension Service horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.)last_img read more

‘Money’ management

first_imgBy Sharon DowdyUniversity of GeorgiaIn the current economy, families are tightening their financial belts and cutting back on unnecessary spending. To help understand this budget shift, 4-H’ers in Spalding County spent a few hours as adults — financially speaking, that is.As part of a financial simulation, more than 300 sixth-, seventh- and eight-graders were assigned jobs, salaries, families and college degrees. A few were high school dropouts. Some had spouses and children. Some had neither, said Spalding County 4-H agent Cherry Hovatter, who organized the lesson.Debit and credit“Each student was given a debit card, a credit card with a $5,000 credit limit and a $1,500 cash advance option,” she said. Students were asked to balance their budgets while buying a home, a car, clothing and food and paying taxes. Those with children had to pay for daycare. They could choose to further their education, too, or take a part-time job.The students were penalized for not making credit card payments and rewarded with salary increases for returning to school.Real-life experiencesAs an added challenge, students drew “It’s Life” cards. The cards either rewarded an unexpected tax refund or lottery winning or delivered an unexpected expense like car repairs or a medical bill.“One student learned quickly that his salary wasn’t going to last a month after he bought a $1,100 vacation at the entertainment booth,” said Spalding County 4-H program assistant Wendy Sauley-Simmons. “He did that before buying a home or a car.” A number of students realized they couldn’t drive a Hummer and buy food and clothing, too. “And I was surprised that no one tried to haggle with the car dealer over price,” Sauley-Simmons said. “They all seem to now realize how expensive raising children can be,” she said. Some students pooled their resources and shared homes. Others saved on daycare by having their stay-at-home spouse watch the children. “It truly mimics real-life situations,” Anderson said. “We have always taught kids that if you do the right things, you’ll get the rewards. Now, a hard-working parent can still lose their job when a company closes down.” State 4-H Leader Bo Ryles agrees.“It’s important that we prepare youth to make wise financial decisions in the future,” he said. “But, it’s our hope that their experience in this simulation will enable them to positively influence their families now.” Despite his efforts, he had $50 left at month’s end. Some of the students’ comments from the survey included: • “If this is how life is going to be, I never want to grow up.” • “Work hard, and make good choices.”• “Don’t have kids. Because without kids, you can go on vacation.” The students learned that buying generic clothes and food saves money. “Some still demanded brand-name clothes and name-brand food,” she said. Raising children costs money At the end of the simulation, Hovatter surveyed the students and discovered half have experienced changes at home due to the recession. “The next time my parents say they don’t have enough money for what I want, I’ll understand and know they really mean it,” she said. McLean completed the simulation last year. This time, she worked two part-time jobs and had $2,600 left at the end of the month. Seventh-grader Gracie McLean learned to buy what she needs and not what she wants. The simulation is an effective teaching tool, said Cynthia Anderson, director of middle-grades curriculum for the Griffin-Spalding County School System. Wants vs. needs After the simulation, seventh-grader Ron Kelley decided to stay in school and live at home as long as possible. “It gave me a taste of what it’s going to be like to be an adult and have to budget money,” he said. “I bought a used car and took on a second job. I wanted to go back to school, but the part-time job kept me busy five nights.” last_img read more

Master 4-H’ers

first_imgSome 175 Georgia 4-H’ers met in Atlanta July 19-22 to vie for 48 coveted Master 4-H’er titles, the youth organization’s highest honor.Students across the state competed in a variety of categories from photography to public speaking and communications to companion animal science. They gave 12-minute demonstrations and prepared portfolios of their research and service project areas. Expert judges evaluated their work and interviewed them.“We had a wonderful week with young people competing for master 4-H status. We’ve been entertained by 4-H’ers, inspired by 4-H’ers, and we know the future is bright with 4-H,” said Arch Smith, Georgia state 4-H leader. “For all these children, it’s been a between five- to eight-year journey. They’ve been looking forward to state competition for a while. And now some have won, and some didn’t win. But for all of them, they now have a set of life skills that will be with them for years to come.”When polled, the majority of this year’s winners credited 4-H for building their public speaking, confidence and leadership skills.“I can take the leadership skills that I gain in 4-H and use them in non-4-H related events,” said newly named Master 4-H’er Matthew Pace. “I can use my public speaking skills to communicate with others, and I believe 4-H has shaped and molded me into the person I am today.”This year’s winners, projects and donors, listed by their home counties are:BARTOWMary-Clayton Gilbert, daughter of Dr. Tom and Regina Gilbert of Cartersville, won in performing arts – vocal, sponsored by Six Flags/White Water.BULLOCHCharity Greene, daughter of Carl and Sophie Greene of Statesboro, won in target sports, sponsored by Mr. Speer Burdette (Callaway Foundation) and Ms. Catherine Boddie Linz.BUTTSSarah Hicks, daughter of Ty and Laura Hicks of Jackson, won in history, sponsored by Mr. Arch Smith and the Georgia 4-H Foundation.Morgan Hutcheson, daughter of Randy and Alison Hutcheson of Jackson, won in performing arts – general, sponsored by Six Flags/White Water.CALHOUNMarlena Collins, daughter of Marty and Diana Collins of Edison, won in performing arts – dance, sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Burley Page.CANDLER Brittany Spaid, daughter of David and Pat Spaid of Metter, won in sheep and meat goats, sponsored by Dr. Jim and Renee Williamson.Marcie Franklin, daughter of Brad and Angie Franklin of Metter, won in sports, sponsored by White Water.CHATHAMKevin Morris, son of Mark and Martha Morris of Savannah, won in conservation of natural resources, sponsored by the Georgia 4-H Foundation.CHATTOOGAMatthew Pace, son of Wayne and Kari Pace of Lyerly, won in beef, sponsored by Dr. Jim and Renee Williamson.COLQUITTSamantha Price, daughter of Billy Ray and Maureen Price of Moultrie, won in food safety and preservation, sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Gary Keve.COWETASteven Waldrop, son of Michele Waldrop of Newnan, won in arts and crafts, sponsored by Mr. Marian S. Fisher and the Georgia 4-H Foundation.Jesse Robertson, daughter of Tony and Martha Robertson of Newnan, won in poultry and egg science, sponsored by Perdue Farms and the Georgia Poultry Federation.EFFINGHAMDanielle Paulk, daughter of Schel and Terri Paulk of Guyton, won in performing arts – piano, sponsored by Six Flags/White Water.EVANSShoya Collins, daughter of Jessie and Sandra Collins of Claxton, won in computers, sponsored by the Georgia 4-H Foundation.FLOYDMorgan Smith, son of Donn and Marcia Smith of Silver Creek, won in dairy foods, sponsored by the Georgia 4-H Foundation.FORSYTHKelli Mitchell, daughter of Lorraine and Randy Mitchell of Cumming, won in environmental science, sponsored by Mrs. Gale Cutler (Georgia Cooperative Council, Inc.).Laura Turner, daughter of Paul and Lisa Turner of Cumming, won in fashion revue, sponsored by the Georgia Master 4-H Club.GWINNETTSterling Hendon, son of Deno and Debra Hendon of Lilburn, won in housing and environment, sponsored by Mr. Bucky Cook.HALLSydney Roach, daughter of Kim Reignier of Flowery Branch, won in international, sponsored by Equifax.HARALSONEve Dennis, daughter of Mitch and Tina Dennis of Buchanan, won in festive foods for health, sponsored by Publix Super Market Charities.HART Rachel Rice, daughter of Charles Rice of Hartwell, won in plant and soil science, sponsored by the Georgia Plant Food Educational Society, Inc.Wilson Pierce, son of Mike and Linda Pierce of Hartwell, won in pork production, sponsored by the Georgia Pork Producers Association and the Georgia 4-H Foundation.HENRYHannah Brown, son of Marcus Brown and Tracy Guage of McDonough, won in entomology, sponsored by Georgia Pest Control Association and the University of Georgia Entomology Department.Danny Dorminy, son of John and Ann Dorminy of McDonough, won in power and energy, sponsored by Mr. Mike and Ms. Karen Garrett.JACKSONElla Sims, daughter of Bill and Catherine Sims of Commerce, won in companion animal science, sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Bill Sell, Mr. and Mrs. Terry England (The Homeport Farm Mart) and Mr. and Mrs. Greg Price.JENKINSLavonte Lovette, son of Burman and LaSwan Spells of Millen, won in food fast and fit, sponsored by Dr. M. K. Cook.LOWNDESZach Allen, son of Jody and Christie Allen of Valdosta, won in communications, sponsored by the Georgia 4-H Volunteer Leader Association.MITCHELLMelody Harper, daughter of Tom and Lynnette Harper of Pelham, won in photography, sponsored by Georgia Magazine and Mr. Jim and Ms. Barbara Smith.MONROETess Hammock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Randall Hammock of Forsyth, won in public speaking, sponsored by Farm Credit Associations of Georgia and Mr. Kaleb McMichen.MORGANVictoria Cagle, daughter of Jim and Shannon Cagle of Newborn, won in dairy and milk science, sponsored by the Georgia 4-H Foundation.OCONEEAllison Barnes, daughter of Chuck and Lindsey Barnes of Watkinsville, won in family resource management sponsored by Ms. Katrina Bowers (Sarah L. Huff Fund).Savannah Lockman, daughter of Joe Lockman and Nanci Nix of Watkinsville, won in health, sponsored by Ms. Ellinore Nicholson.Bennett Guthrie, son of Larry and Rae Guthrie of Athens, won in outdoor recreation, sponsored by Six Flags/White Water.Kayla Bannister, daughter of Laura Bannister of Watkinsville, won in safety, sponsored by Mr. Kirby Thompson (Georgia 4-H Foundation).Heidi Schroeder, daughter of Robert and Anna Marie Harrison of Watkinsville, won in textiles, merchandising and interiors, sponsored by Mr. Kirby Thompson (Georgia 4-H Foundation).PICKENSJustin Fellenbaum, son of Jenny Fellenbaum of Ball Ground, won in fruits, vegetables and nuts, sponsored by Ms. Dot Knox (Meadows-Knox Family Fund).Crystal Buckingham, daughter of Rodney and Traci Buckingham of Jasper, won in human development, sponsored by Mr. Al Parker (GAE4-HA).PIERCEChris Kimbrell, son of Casey and Tammy Kimbrell of Mershon, won in veterinary science, sponsored by Ms. Clare B. Reagan (Georgia Veterinary Medical Association) and Ms. Brenda Bullard (Georgia Veterinary Medical Association Auxiliary).SUMTER COUNTYMorgan Bowen, daughter of Eric and April Bowen of Americus, won in general recreation, sponsored by Mr. Jimmy Gisi (Georgia Recreation and Parks Association, Inc.).Matthew Bowen, son of Eric and April Bowen of Americus, won in wildlife and marine science, sponsored by Mr. Kirby Thompson (Georgia 4-H Foundation).TAYLORWill Jones, son of Joni Jones of Butler, won in performing arts – other, sponsored by Six Flags/White Water.TIFTAnna Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Johnson of Tifton, won in forestry/wood science, sponsored by Mr. Bill Lott, Paulding Timber Products, Inc. and the Georgia 4-H Foundation.Conor Dunn, son of Jim and Patty Dunn of Omega, won in physical, biological and earth sciences, sponsored by Mr. Jimmy Champion, Georgia Plant Food Educational Society, Inc.THOMASSunnie Wynn, daughter of Henry and Carol Wynn of Pavo, won in horse, sponsored by Mr. Kirby Thompson (Georgia 4-H Foundation).TURNERJessica Bell, daughter of Tim and Linda Bell of Sycamore, won in flowers shrubs and lawns, sponsored by Mr. David Skinner (Georgia Development Authority).WALTONKristin Phillips, daughter of Neal and Robin Phillips of Loganville, won in dog care and training, sponsored by Ms. Clare B. Reagan (Georgia Veterinary Medical Association).Maggie Polson, daughter of Mark Polson and Leanne Davis of Monroe, won in food fare, sponsored by Mr. David Skinner (Georgia Development Authority). WILKESAmanda Wood, daughter of Brian and Joy Wood of Washington, won in workforce preparation and career development, sponsored by Mr. Bob Anderson (Emerson Climate Technologies).To learn more about Georgia 4-H, visit www.georgia4h.org.last_img read more