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Georgia 4-H kids bridge the gap

July 6, 2006

Albany-- Some Georgia students are switching places to bridge the gap between North and South Georgia.

For the first time, students are participating in the 4-H Exchange Program. It came from a conversation between Governor Perdue and 4-H members on how to end the stigma of two Georgias.

Last weekend, two Dougherty County 4-Hers spent two nights in Madison County. Now, students from Madison County are in Albany. 13-year-old Kasey Roth loved showing Dougherty County kids his home last week. Now he's ready to see what South Georgia has to offer.  

"I thought it was going to be just going around and showing them stuff but it felt like they were really part of our community for three days and I want to feel the same when I come down here," says Roth.

"4-H is a national organization so this could trickle on down to Alabama and Florida. It could be a nationwide thing," says Dougherty County Extension Agent Anthony Jones.

Students will spend the next few days touring schools like Albany State and Albany Tech and seeing sights like the Riverquarium.  

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