Front left-right: Owen Earnest, Bennett Earnest, Preston Lynn, Walker Elrod
Back left-right: Sydni Avery, Henry Vanstone, Langston Bennett, Mason Sconyers, Kaylee Howell, Sutton Smity, Samantha Turnage, Josey Stevens, Emily Shea, Sybil Lee, Mia McMillan
Southwest District Spring 4-H Cloverleaf Project Achievement was held March 23, 2019 in Houston County, Georgia. Decatur County 4-H students competed with twenty-eight counties and over 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. Decatur County 4-H members from Hutto Middle School, Grace Christian Academy and John Johnson Elementary participated in the Saturday contest.
Competitors representing Decatur County 4-H were Emily Shea with 2nd place and Samantha Turnage with 3rd place in the Wildlife project. In the Performing Arts Instrumental project, Mason Sconyers took 2nd and Kaylee Howell received 3rd place honors. Preston Lynn received 1st in the Historic Places and Events project and Langston Bennett placed 4th also in Historic Places and Events. Walker Elrod secured 1st place honors in Food for Health and Sport and Sybil Lee placed 1st in General Recreation. In the Health project, Sutton Smith made 2nd, Owen Earnest won 1st in Robotics and Henry Vanstone took 2nd place in the International project. Josey Stevens earned 1st in the Communications project and Mia McMillan placed 2nd in Computer Information Technology. In the Crafts project, Sydni Avery placed 3rd with Bennett Earnest winning 1st in the Marine and Coastal Ecology project.
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.