While many were sleeping-in on Saturday, March 17, 2012, 6 Decatur County 4-H’ers headed to Americus for Cloverleaf Project Achievement. Hosted at Sumter County Middle School, this event attracted over 450 5th and 6th graders across 28 counties in Southwest Georgia. During Cloverleaf Project Achievement, participants choose among one of over 60 topic areas from peanuts to fashion to history to money management. They then research, write, and deliver a speech or demonstration accompanied by handmade posters.
Decatur County 4-H’ers participate in Cloverleaf Project Achievement in Americus, GA. Pictured from left to right – Mattie Winburn, Branch Austinson, Erin Spooner, Scout Hixenbaugh, Journey Austinson, Abigail Warren.
“It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to prepare and participate in this competition,” said Lindsey Hayes, Decatur County 4-H Agent. “Project Achievement is about giving youth the opportunity to unravel their interest and propelling that excitement with learning and sharing while developing public speaking skills. I am very proud of how well our 4-Hers represented Decatur County.”
Participants who represented Decatur County were Mattie Winburn - 1st place in General Performing Arts, Branch Austinson – 1st place in Air Science, Journey Austinson – 1st place in Plant, Soil, & Fertilizer, Abigail Warren – 1st place in General Science, Scout Hixenbaugh- 1st in Human Development, and Erin Spooner – 4th in Human Development.
For more information on Decatur County 4-H, please contact the Decatur County Extension Office by calling 229-248-3033. To stay tuned with 4-H activities and opportunities visit www.ugaextension.com/decatur