Southwest District 4-H’ers participate in Cloverleaf Project Achievement

Published 11:32 am Wednesday, March 30, 2022

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Southwest District 4-H Cloverleaf Project Achievement was held Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Mossy Creek Middle School in Kathleen, Georgia. Decatur County 4-H’ers competed against twenty-six counties and almost 300 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 and Grace Christian Academy 4th, 5th and 6th grade 4-H’ers competed in the Saturday contest.

Competitors representing Decatur County 4-H were Valeria Aguilar, Dog Care and Training – 4th place, Kenley Harrell, Marine and Coastal Ecology – 2nd place, Abbie Grace Turner – 3rd place in Wildlife, Gunnar McNair – 1st place in General Science, Amberly Griner, Swine – 3rd place, Katelynn Hall, Rabbits – 2nd place, Maggie Miller, Beef – 1st place, Maddie Chapman, Human Development – 1st place, Jordyn Glenn, Interior Design – 2nd place, Zariah Snell, Crafts – 3rd place, Preston Powell, Team Sports – 3rd place, Aaron Malone, Cat Care – 4th place, Scott Ross Hayes, Sheep and Meat Goats – 2nd place, Henry Lee, Safety – 1st place, Hunter Johnson, Poultry – 4th place. Also prepared, but unable to attend the contest were Alyssa Eafford – Performing Arts General, Kallyn Groomes – Dog Care and Training, Vakariah Griffin – Performing Arts General and Ulayjah O’Neal – General Recreation.

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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.