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4-H'ers from Ben Hill County get a tour of a Vietnam War-era helicopter from a member of the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation in Hampton, Georgia, at the Mission Make-It event. CAES News
The sky’s the limit at Georgia 4-H engineering challenge
It’s not every day that a helicopter lands on Cloverleaf Circle at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, but for nearly 200 4-H youth and adults, it was a spectacular sight to see during Mission Make-It in late August. Youth attending the annual non-competitive engineering challenge offered by Georgia 4-H explored a Vietnam-era helicopter, getting up close and personal tours provided by members of the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation in Hampton, Georgia.
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Joro spiders cloak north Georgia in their webs
It may be September in north Georgia, but it looks more like Halloween. Millions of palm-sized Joro spiders have suspended themselves in three-dimensional golden webs on porches, power lines and mailboxes in roughly 25 counties in the state — and counting. Although their numbers are a nuisance, the spiders are not considered a particularly harmful invasive species.
Lakecia Pettway serves as both a resource and a mentor for students as the director of the Office of Diversity Affairs at CAES. CAES News
CAES programs support recruitment, retention of inclusive student body
Recruiting a diverse student body is a focus throughout the University of Georgia, but keeping students engaged and successful once they are on campus is a whole different mission, said Lakecia Pettway, director of the Office of Diversity Affairs (ODA) at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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