by Lisa Tome
An extensive number of Cecil County rooted themselves in success at the recent National 4-H Horticulture competition held in Indianapolis.
Seth Donnelley, a member of the Calvert Boys and Girls 4-H Club, earned first place and Grand National Winner honors. Donnelley, 17, said his win was a cumulative effect.
"I started horticulture judging when I was nine I think. It's interesting and I've learned a lot over the years," said Donnelley, who earned $200 in cash prizes.
But he has also learned that the experience pays off in food. He grows his own garden.