Decatur County 4-Hers participate in 4-H Project Achievement competition

Published 4:47 pm Tuesday, March 19, 2024

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Southwest District 4-H Cloverleaf Project Achievement was held Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Mossy Creek Middle School in Kathleen, Georgia. Decatur County 4-H’ers competed against twenty-three counties and 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. 4-H’ers can also choose to compete in a food lab where they have one hour to assemble food following food safety guidelines and food nutrition guidance. Hutto Elementary School 5th grade, Bainbridge Middle School 6th grade and Grace Christian Academy 6th 4-H’ers competed in the Saturday contest.

Competitors representing Decatur County 4-H were Azriel Bell, 1st place- Cat Care; Lyric Keaton, 1st place-Food for Health and Sport; Kylee Tucker, 2nd place-Dog Care and Training; Londyn Lawrence, 1st place-Marine and Coastal Ecology; Kenan Williams, 1st place-Paleontology; Corbin Keaton – 1st place-General Recreation; Hailey Taylor, 3rd place-Historic People; Amberly Griner, 1st place-Freshwater Fish; Alexis Hicks, 1st place-Clothing and Textiles; Jade Edmond, 1st place-Fruits, Vegetables and Nuts; Madelyn Cohen, 1st place-Sports team; Quinn Moore, 3rd place-Dog Care and Training, Skye Clements, 2nd place-General Science; Lauryn Rambo, 3rd place-Food Fare food lab; Riley Ann Groom, 1st place-Historic Places and Events; Calhie Jane Rentz, 1st place-Ag Awareness; and Lainee Oliver, 1st place-Individual Sports. Unable to attend the contest was Jasiiah Shaw in the Current People and Events category.

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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.