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Outstanding Teen Jarrett Cartee
2014 Servant's Heart Award from First Lady Sandra Deal

4-H & American Quarter Horse Association Achievements
2014 GQHA Youth Officers - Delegate
2013 Year End Awards GQHA
SCF Trick Pony - 1st Place in Youth Reining & 2nd Place in Youth Barrels
Inspired By Gotti - 3rd Open Pole Bending
2013 GQHYA World Show Team
Inspired by Gotti in Western Pleasure
SCF Trick Pony in Reining
2013 Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships
3rd place - Class #13 Trail - Inspired by Gotti
2013 Placing at State 4-H Horse Show
Sr. Stock Seat Champion--$500 scholarship sponsored by HQHA
1st Place Senior Western Pleasure
1st Place Senior Trail
2nd Place Senior Horsemanship
4-H Clovers & Company Performing Arts Group Production Crew
Teen Leader for 4-H Cloverleaf Camp at Rock Eagle
4-H Double Master - Two State wins in Senior Stock Seat
4-H Senior Board Bulloch County Vice President


Honors & Awards
The First Lady's Servant's Heart Award 2014
Letter of Commendation from Governor Nathan Deal
2014 DAR Good Citizenship Award - Bulloch County
2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Award
National Honor Society
SGA Class Officer
Vice President of Y-Club
Mr. Senior 2013 for SHS

Jarrett Brannen Cartee
Statesboro High School
Class of 2014
Parents: Brian & Amanda Cartee


        Jarrett Cartee was just ten years old and in the fifth grade choir at Statesboro's First Baptist Church when he volunteered to assist former Minister of Music Bill Coen. In a few years' time, due to his dedication and willingness to serve, Jarrett went from small jobs to operating the audio-visual technology system in the church's new sanctuary.
        In fifth grade Jarrett also joined the 4-H Club. An active participant, he soon excelled in the program benefiting from the hands-on life skills training he received. Jarrett started doing community service projects which continued through high school in Y-Club and Youth Leadership Bulloch. He volunteered at the 4-H Fair Booth, at Special Olympics, at the Open Heart Community Mission 5k Chocolate Run, and at Relay for Life events among others.                                   This year, for his record of community service, First Lady of Georgia Sandra Deal honored Jarrett as the first statewide winner of The Servant's Heart Award, created to celebrate "outstanding young people across the state who selflessly contribute to bettering their community."
        In 4-H Jarrett was also introduced to show horse competitions sanctioned by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). He participated in tournaments all over the state in the Georgia Quarter Horse Association (GQHA), the Georgia Quarter Horse Youth Association (GQHYA), the Horseman's Quarter Horse Association of Georgia (HQHA), and State 4-H horse shows, winning regional and state titles. Winning the title of Senior Stock Seat Champion earned Jarrett a $500 scholarship from the HQHA. He has competed in the Southern Regionals in Tunica, MS, West Monroe, LA, and Perry, GA, and in the American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship in Oklahoma City.
        Between training for American Quarter Horse events and volunteering, Jarrett managed to keep honors level grades while joint-enrolled at SHS and GSU, where he's pursuing a nursing degree. "One day, I would like to be able to tell someone what's wrong with them, address it, and fix it," he said. Makes perfect sense for someone who lives by the 4-H motto - "To Make the Best Better."