Project Achievement is a cornerstone in the Georgia 4-H program that teaches a young person public speaking skills, interview skills, record keeping skills, social skills and self-confidence.
To compete, 4-H members first pick a project area of interest to them and prepare a presentation.
As a partner in public education, Georgia 4-H Project Achievement serves as a forum to showcase a 4-H’ers hard work and success.
Cloverleaf: Effingham County;s 4th-6th grade participants competed at Cloverleaf District Project Achievement at Swainsboro Middle School after placing within the top three at County Project Achievement. This age group has to present a 4-6 minute demonstration with three posters and visual aids
Effingham County had 20 students move on to the district competition: Kahlyn Cook, Karsyn Coursey, Ansley Dean, Carlee Fleming, Peyton Heller, Alex Humbert, Annalisa Kirkland, Brooklyn Lariscy, Audrie Lavigne, Melinda Kaye Mercer, Allistair Miller, Lauren Olson, Lyndsey Schandolph, Evan Smith, Cheyenne Stokes, Morgan Stringer, Anna Kate Taylor, Hailyn Thompson, Cora Varnedoe and Abigail Williamson.
Although there is not an opportunity for advancement after the district competition at this level, Effingham County 4-H officials are proud their members for taking advantage of this opportunity and gaining this experience so early on in their 4-H careers.
DPA is an extremely valuable tool for fulfilling the Georgia 4-H Mission of “assisting youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing citizens”, said Abby Smith, 4-H agent of the Effingham County Extension office in Springfield.
The UGA Extension 4-H Youth Development Program has helped thousands of Georgia youth learn by doing to make their best better. For more information about Effingham County 4-H programs, call912-754-8040.