Each year in the spring, 4-H students compete at District Project Achievement. This year the competition was held on Friday, February 28th through Sunday, March 1st. This is a public speech competition hosted by Georgia 4-H. Students in 5th and 6th grade compete at Cloverleaf DPA, while those in 7th-12th grade attend Junior & Senior DPA.
536 4-H members from 36 counties in northwest Georgia competed in their project areas at Rock Eagle 4-H Center during District Project Achievement. This was the culmination of project work done over the last 12 months. 4-H members gave oral presentations and completed project portfolios for this competition. Spalding County took 26 participants.
Those placing in project competition were as follows:
Name Project School
1st place winners:
Jhaycee Barnes International Spalding
Kaylee Collins Health Griffin
Rayleigh Nevil Fruits, Vegetables, & Nuts Homeschool
Elyce Wages Engineering & Mechanics Griffin
Winta Ykeallo Performing Arts Dance Rehoboth Road
2nd place winners:
April Bama Environmental Science Rehoboth Road
Ana Perfecto Dairy Foods Cowan Road
Hope Stewart Performing Arts Drama Griffin
C’Nya Sullivan Human Development Rehoboth Road
3rd place winners:
Will Alexander Performing Arts Piano Spalding
Heather Dorn History Spalding
Jeremiah Lawrence Performing Arts General Rehoboth Road
Hannah Owens Public Speaking Kennedy Road
Morgan Wages General Recreation Cowan Road
Gabriel Whitlock Food Safety & Preservation Griffin Christian
Kaley Wilder Dairy Foods Griffin
Kyle Coombs Performing Arts General Skip Stone
Mark Dover Outdoor Recreation Griffin Christian
Jacob Hayes Workforce Prep & Career Development Griffin
Kaitlyn Hayes Dog Care Griffin
Shelby Lane Arts & Crafts Homeschool
Jaden Leonard Cat Care Kennedy Road
Alexis McGill Performing Arts Vocal Spalding
Mary Gayle Searcy Human Development Rehoboth Road
Jordan Silas Performing Arts Vocal Griffin
Jhaycee Barnes, daughter of Corenza and Jhondra Barnes, 2019-2020 Northwest District Senior Board member, served in a leadership capacity during the weekend. Kaylee Collins, Shane Collins and Joey and Candy Durden, were elected to Northwest District Senior Board and will serve in that capacity for the 2020-2021 4-H year beginning in August 2020.
Three Senior 4-H members, Will Alexander, Kyle Coombs, and Gabriel Whitlock, were recognized at the Senior Banquet on Saturday night, February 29th, receiving their 4-H graduation cords and a gift from the Georgia 4-H Foundation. Three 4-H members won the opportunity to compete in their project areas on the State level during 4-H State Congress in July: Jhaycee Barnes, Kaylee Collins, and Elyce Wages.
For more information, contact Spalding County Extension at 770-467-4225.
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