Chattooga County 4-H traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, GA June 2-3 with twenty-four 7th-12th graders to compete in District Project Achievement.
These members have spent the last year researching areas of interest ranging from dairy cows
to Beatles conspiracy theories, created a resume-like portfolio outlining their research, then
presented an original presentation on their findings. These 4-Hers competed with youth from
across 39 counties in the state, and every Chattooga County 4-Her who competed placed in the
top two of their category. Below is a list of competitors, their project area, and their placement.

Juniors (7th – 8th Grade)

Baylee Blair, Dog Care & Training, First Place
Lane Bridges, Dairy, First Place
Brinlee Brown, Workforce Preparation, First Place
Callie Brown, Food Safety & Preservation, First Place
Cora Conley, Companion Animal Science, First Place
Jonas Hardy, Wildlife, First Place
Gabi Helwig, Better Breakfast, First Place
Isaac Helwig, General Recreation, Second Place
Ruby Kilgore, Beef, First Place
Emma Martz, Sports- Individual, First Place
Nick Mitchell, Environmental Science, First Place
Maleah Pickard, Flowers, Shrubs & Lawns, First Place
Abbigale Stephens, Health, First Place
Brylea Kate Whitaker, Horse, First Place

Seniors (9th – 12th Grade)

Gray Beach, Food Labs- Festive Foods for Health, First Place
Mary Anna Bentley, Workforce Preparation, First Place
Tori Blalock, Food Labs- Dairy, First Place
Lexi Lemmings, Health, First Place
Halle Lively, Plant & Soil Sciences, First Place
Carter Loughridge, Fruits, Vegetables & Nuts, First Place
Lydia Pence, Poultry, First Place
Bailey Thomas, Environmental Science, Second Place
Emma Rae Ward, Beef, Second Place

All senior 4-Hers who placed first in their category will be traveling to Atlanta, GA in late July to
compete at the state level, as well as for Master Status in their project area.