Decatur County 4-H students compete at Project Achievement

Published 5:12 pm Tuesday, November 29, 2016

From Staff Reports

The Post-Searchlight

Southwest District Fall 4-H Cloverleaf Project Achievement was held November 12, 2016 in Colquitt County. Sixteen Decatur County 4th grade 4-H students competed with twenty counties and over 300 students in various project areas.

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Students participating in 4-H Project Achievement investigate a topic and prepare a demonstration or “illustrated talk” with posters and props. Scores are based on fluidity, presentation skills, and knowledge of the subject. Decatur Country 4-H students received seven 1st place ribbons, two 2nd place slots, four 3rd place honors and three 4th place ribbons. These 4-H’ers are to be commended for their great public speaking and presentation skills.

Representing Decatur County 4-H Evan Hutto, Workforce Preparation; Eli Logue, Archaeology; Cait Taylor, Crafts; Ava Bennett, Sports; Cullen Glover, General Science; Olivia Griner, Pork Production; Landon Temples, Marine and Coastal Ecology; Kate Sigman, Herpetology; Kaylee Grace Buchanan, History; Madelyn Ard, Poultry and Egg Science; Kate Poitevint, Sports; Caden Mayhew, General Recreation; Sarah Holley, History, John Robert Baxley, Wildlife; Dawson Cottles, Outdoor Recreation; and Logan Faircloth, Freshwater Fish and Shellfish.

Decatur County students that prepared for Project Achievement and participated in the County Exhibition held at the Cloud Livestock Facility on November 8, 2016 were: Addison Hill, Environmental Science; Abby Grubbs, Target Sports; Katelyn Johnson, Computer Information Technology; Kate Poitevint, Sports; Eli Logue, Archaeology; Logan Faircloth, Freshwater Fish and Shellfish; Cait Taylor, Crafts; Carli Houston, General Recreation; Cullen Glover, General Science; Caden Mayhew, General Recreation; Bansi Patel, Health; Kate Sigman, Herpetology; Ava Bennett, Sports; Kaylee Grace Buchanan, History; John Robert Baxley, Wildlife; Madelyn Ard, Poultry and Egg Science; Olivia Griner, Pork Production; Emma Watson, Veterinary Science; Sarah Holley, History; Dawson Cottles, Outdoor Recreation; Lola McNair, Wildlife; Evan Hutto, Workforce Preparation; Parker Landrum, Sports; Landon Temples, Marine and Coastal Ecology and John Stout, History.

Georgia 4-H is preparing the next generation of leaders through 4-H Project Achievement.  4-H Project Achievement participants develop research, writing and presentation skills which help youth perform better in school related tasks, become self-directed learners and contributing members of society and create work ready young adults. 

Through the 4-H Project Achievement process youth explore an area of interest, gain knowledge and skills in the area and prepare presentations and evidence of learning. 

This process builds not only skills related to the Georgia Standards of Excellence, but those directly related to Work Ready Georgia.

4-H Project Achievement, an annual competition, is a cornerstone in the Georgia 4-H program and serves to showcase the work and success of 4-H members. For more information about Decatur County 4-H activities and events, please call the UGA/Decatur County Extension office at 248-3033.