Cross Primary and Junior High School in Clarendon emerged parish champion in the 4-H Parish Achievement Day competition held recently at the Denbigh agricultural showground in May Pen.
The school was presented with the 'overall winner' trophy, along with several sectional prizes, including first place in the 'selection and grading of vegetables'. The institution also placed second in the categories of 'cake baking and decoration', 'circumposing and potting of plants', 'goat care and management', 'banner competition', and 'rabbit care and management'.
Vere Technical High School was adjudged the champion high school, placing second overall in the competition, while Hayes Primary and Junior High School placed third overall, and was adjudged the second best Primary and Junior High School.
Ebony Park HEART Academy received the prize for the top tertiary school in the competition.
Joel Pryce of the Ebony Park HEART Academy was adjudged the 'Boy of the Year', while Sue Ann Ferguson of the Foundation Preparatory School was adjudged 'Girl of the Year'.
Ethel Brown, Chairman of the Clarendon 4-H Advisory Committee informed that the competition was of a high standard.
"The displays were of a high quality, especially in the area of agro- processing. The focus this year was on cassava and a number of innovative ideas were presented, using cassava, including cassava ice cream, cassava fruitcake and carrot cake, cassava pizza, cassava bread, bulla, biscuits, and donuts. The variety was very rich and the activities were well supported by the clubbites," she said.
The event was held under the theme, 'Protect, prepare and produce for posterity', and was organised to showcase the projects being done in the clubs, as well as to encourage the participation of young people in the agricultural sector.