Southwest District Fall 4-H Cloverleaf Project Achievement was held November 21, 2019 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton. Decatur County 4-H had 30 students that competed against nineteen counties and almost 400 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 West Bainbridge Elementary, Jones Wheat Elementary, Potter Street Elementary, John Johnson Elementary and Spring Creek Charter Academy participated in the Thursday contest.
Competitors representing Decatur County 4-H were Madelynn Kirkland, 2nd place Clothing & Textiles project; Alyssa Knighton, 4th place Entomology project; Julianna Gibson-Siler, 4th place Horse project; Justis Ingram, 1st place Computer Information Technology project; Cymon Dollar, 1st place Geology project; Vashanti Jones, 2nd place Wildlife project; Emerson Huggins, 4th place Dog Care & Training project; Nadya Jones, 2nd place Arts project; Logan Marzoff, 1st place Herpetology project; Ma’Liya Johnson, 4th place Horse project; Hayleigh Johns, 1st place Health project; Aiden Farmer, 4th place Historic Places project; Grayson Griffis, 1st place Robotics project; Marissa Brantly, 2nd place Housing project; Crosby Giddens, 2nd place Outdoor Recreation project; Ryan Antis, 1st place Engineering & Mechanics project; Chloe Meredith, 2nd place Human Development project; Valerie Sheffield, 1st place Outdoor Recreation project; Bella Esquivel, 2nd place Computer Information Technology project; Kenslei Williams, 1st place Archaeology project; Carrington Smith, 1st place Marine & Coastal Ecology project; Benji Dollar, 1st place Food for Health & Sport project; Caiden Ethridge, 4th place Team Sports project; Elizabeth Adams, 1st place Workforce Preparation and Career Development project; Dalton Bowen, 1st place General Recreation project; Jamiyah Alexander, 3rd place Wildlife project; Autumn Wiggins, 1st place Forestry & Wood Science project; Abi Boyett, 4th place Environmental Science project; Destiny Thompson, 4th place Wildlife project and Jimi Bellflower, 1st place Environmental Science 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.