Rebecca Anne Parker of Benson, North Carolina, and Robert S. Barr of Port Matilda, Pennsylvania, receive sets of silver from Mylo Downey, director of 4-H in recognition of their selection as the two outstanding 4-H achievement winners. Typed on verso: 39th National 4-H Club Congress, Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 1960. Chicago, Ill., Dec. 1, 1960--Rebecca Anne Parker, 19, Benson, N.C. and Robert S. Barr, 18, Port Matilda, Pa., each received a chest of sterling silver awarded by the President of the United States after being selected as the two outstanding 4-H achievement winners. Making the presentation was center Mylo Downey, DIrector, 4-H and YMW programs. Federal Extension Serice, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. Both Miss Parker and Barr were among the 12 national winners that earlier in the week received $400 scholarships in the 4-H Achievement program sponsored by the Ford Motor Company. The 4-H achievement program in conducted bythe Cooperative Extension Service and arranged by the National 4-H Service Committee.
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