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Spalding County 4-H Shines at District Project Achievement

March 2nd, 2020

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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