Students partake in 4-H Cloverleaf Project Achievement

Published 1:37 pm Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Southwest District 4-H Cloverleaf Project Achievement was held November 13, 2021 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton. Decatur County 4-H competed against eighteen counties and almost 200 students in various project areas.

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. Hutto Elementary School 4-H’ers competed in the Saturday contest.

Competitors representing Decatur County 4-H were Aubree Cloud – 1st place in Environmental Science, Cooper Smith – 3rd place in Dog Care and Training, Corbin Keaton – 1st place in Wildlife, Jorge Gomez – 1st place in General Science, Niyana MacMillan – 3rd place in Dog Care and Training, Lyric Keaton – 1st place in Clothing and Textiles, Fred Hutto – 3rd place in Entomology, Amerie McLendon – 1st place in General Recreation, and Griffin Deen – 1st place in Herpetology.

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Georgia 4-H is preparing the next generation of leaders through 4-H Project Achievement.

4-H Project Achievement helps youth perform better in school related tasks, become self-directed learners and contributing members of society and creates 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/4-H office at 248-3033.