WOW! What a great event!

First off I would like to say THANK YOU!

Thank you for those of you who came with your students. *(Even though it
was the day before most of you left for the State Livestock Show)* This
small act shows that you are wanting to learn new things, push your
students to success and provide them with the opportunities to grow!

Thank you to Albany Technical College! Mr. George Paul was amazing. He
organized the entire event, from ribbons and food to contest materials and
helpers. Thank you Mr. Paul for continuing to give this opportunity for our
young people to become better.

Teachers please have your students take the time to write a simple THANK
YOU card to Mr. George Paul and his students for their efforts. You could
have each of your students to do this or one per team if you want. A sample
THANK YOU CARD is attached, thanks to Mr. Shawn Collins. * (this would also
allow you to have another correspondence in your secretary's book which is
due soon) *

Address for thank yous:
George Paul
Environmental Horticulture Chairmen
*Albany Technical College*
1704 S. Slappy Blvd.
Albany, Georgia 31701

Attached is the score sheets that I received from Mr. Paul at Albany Tech.
Also attached is a simple, short news release for your reporter to modify
for your community to know about the contest and the support that Albany
Tech is providing to your students. *(this would be great to use in your
reporters book that is also due soon) *And finally attached is the power
point of plant ID material seen at the contest. Please use this to help
your students prepare for the Area CDE coming up....NEXT WEEK!

Please call
*Trisha Rae Lastly *
*South Region Agriculture Education *
*Area Horticulture Teacher *