Sumter County students participate in 4-H MilkMake Showdown

Published 10:56 am Friday, June 29, 2018

AMERICUS — The 4-H MilkMake Recipe Contest is a Food and Nutrition Activity for Cloverleaf 4-H’ers (grades 4-6) sponsored by the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA). Through this contest, 4-H’ers developed skills in utilizing milk creatively in recipes and in creating nutritious milk drinks. 4-H’ers learned more about the nutritional value and versatility of milk.
Fifth- and sixth-grade students throughout Sumter County submitted healthy smoothie/milkshake recipes in hopes of being one of the competitors in Sumter County 4-H’s annual MilkMake Showdown. Sumter County 4-H received several recipe submissions; however, three finalists were selected and invited to compete at the local Extension office for the showdown competition. The top three finalist were John Ayden Gorton (fifth-grade student at Sumter County Intermediate School), Janiyah Jackson (fifth-grade student at Sumter County Intermediate School), and Emily Kent (fifth-grade student at Furlow Charter School).
On April 3 Sumter County 4-H held its annual MilkMake Showdown Competition. Emily Kent placed third; John Ayden Gorton placed second; and and Janiyah Jackson was the first place winner of Sumter County 4-H’s 2018 MilkMake Showdown with her, “Razzle Dazzle” Vanilla Berry smoothie. All three competitors did an outstanding job at making delicious, healthy smoothies/milkshakes.
Haley Wilson, Georgia 4-H AmeriCorps member and Melinda Busman, Senior 4-H Club member were judges for the 2018 event. Crystal Perry, 4-H Agent, along with Mitzi Parker, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent coordinated the event.
For more information about Sumter County 4-H and upcoming activities, contact Sumter County Extension office at 229-924-4476 or