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William H. Booth Award

Each year in conjunction with the Georgia Electric Membership Corpor­ation (EMC), GEA4-HA presents the William H. Booth Award. The award recognizes outstanding Georgia extension agents working in the 4-H program. It is an honor acknowledging both peer recognition and career achievement.

William (Bill) Booth was a rural electric pioneer who was a charter member of the board of directors and general manager of Jackson EMC in Jefferson, Ga. It was Booth who first suggested that Georgia’s 41 EMCs take a hand in sponsoring statewide 4-H and youth events. Each district elects one GAE4-HA member with 7+ years experience to be the district nominee.  Nominees complete a rigorous application and interview process, and the state winner is named each year at State 4-H Congress in July.  GAE4-HA established guidelines for awarding the William H. Booth Award on an annual basis.

GAE4-HA established the following guidelines for awarding the William H. Booth award on an annual basis: William H. Booth Award Guidelines.

Past Winners Include

1979
Gene Anderson

1980
Pat Barkuloo

1981
Pat Bell

1982
Jeanette Brooks

1983
Irene DuBose

1984
Barbara Carter

1985
Dawn Perry

1986
Doris Belcher

1987
Mary H. White

1988
Beth Epling

1989
Emma Thornton

1990
Diane Moore

1991
Marilyn Poole

1992
Lorraine Payne

1993
Helen Barrett

1994
Rachel Guthrie

1995
Ginny Atkins

1996
Sally Black

1997
Susan Branan

1998
Clyde Taylor

1999
Connie Page

2000
Kathy Baldwin

2001
Diane Sumner

2002
Teresa Harvey

2003
Phil Torrance

2004
Judy Ashley

2005
Jule-Lynne Macie

2006
Lynn Youngblood

2007
Sandra McKinney

2008
Melinda Miller

2009
Rebecca Thomas

2010
Jennifer Grogan

2011
Ann Wildes

2012
Deron Rehberg

2013
Zona Medley

2014
Shirley Williamson

2015
Dorothea Graham

2016
Cherry Hovatter

2017
Stephanie Myers

2018
Kate Whiting

2019
Brandi McGonagill