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2017 Youth In Action

This year Northern Georgia Second Jurisdiction hosted Youth In Action(YIA) on Saturday February 4, 2017. The theme for this year was “All or Nothing: Give me You!!”. The sessions were held at the Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School in Augusta, Georgia. Youth from all around the jurisdiction came to participate in the many competitive and non – competitive sessions.

During 2017  YIA, Friendly did it again. The youth participated and won in many categories. The Youth Department advisors participated and had successful sessions.  The following were YIA coordinators:

  • Missionary Ann Blair  – The Prayer Room
  • Missionary Lauren Washington – assistant in the Prayer Room
  • Deacon Fred Lewis – Robotics
  • Brother James Davis – assistant in Robotics
  • Deacon Stacy – assistant in Robotics
  • Missionary Betty Lewis – Mathematics
  • Sister Ashley Dunn – assistant in mathematics
  • Minister Brian Edwards – Men of Valor
  • Elder Carl Thornton – Doctrine/Effective Teaching
  • Elder Morris Hutchins – Computers
  • Sister Holliman – Liturgical Dance
  • Sister Krystal Valentine – assistant in Liturgical Dance


The following young people were finalists:

  • Jamilah Bush – first place in Spelling (4th grade), first place in Bible Recitation, first place in Mathematics (Level I), STEM Showcase
  • Jamarcus Bush – second place in Bible Recitation
  • Arianna Stacy – second place in Robotics, first place in STEM research (Paper)
  • Eric Stacy – second place in Robotics,
  • Victoria Anthony – STEM Showcase
  • Halle Brown – 3rd place in Spelling (6th grade)


Overall, the church won the award for the most trophies in Category 4. Keep up the good work Friendly!!! Pictures can be seen on Youth, ages 8 – 22, wanting to submit ideas for the theme, scripture, and song for 2018 YIA can email entries to with the subject line “YIA 2018”. The deadline is May 27, 2017.

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