4-H Project Achievement is a cornerstone in the Georgia 4-H program, as well as its premiere public speaking and demonstration contest. The purpose of this event is to provide an out-of-county educational experience and to give recognition for outstanding accomplishments in 4-H work. 4-H’ers who have been selected as county winners in the various 4-H activities and projects available to Cloverleaf 4-H members compete with other county winners in their district for district honors.                

On Saturday, January 22nd, 32 local 5th and 6th grade students boarded a school bus and traveled to Georgia Highlands College to represent our county at the 4-H Cloverleaf District Project Achievement Contest. Project categories range from Agricultural Awareness, Performing Arts, and Ocean Ecology to Veterinary Science. There were 13 counties represented at this event, with 478 youth competing and an estimated 1000 parents in attendance.  

4-H’ers participated at a county level competition during 4-H In-School Educational Meetings during the month of November. In December, county winners were given a letter of invitation to advance to the district level competition. Many hours of preparation from county extension staff, parents and participating youth went into this event.                

Adult Volunteer leaders Bob Farrow, Logan Brasher and Matt Hicks served as judges alongside of Cooperative Extension Staff Rebecca Thomas and Susan Locklear. Teen leaders Matthew Pace and Candace Bishop also served as judges for this event. Teen leaders Amber Uptain, Quinten Brasher and Callan Hamby also served as office workers, hall monitors and carnival helpers. 4-H Northwest District Board of Directors member, Victoria Hall, who is also a local 4-Her, presided over the opening assembly.  

All youth attending are congratulated for their success and for representing Chattooga County well.  

4-H’ers competing and their categories are as follows:

Avery AndersonCrafts1st Place
Lexi BaileyFood for the Family1st Place
Aiden BrockHistory
Zoe BrooksGeneral Recreation
Hayden ChandlerUsing Water Wisely
Faith CoalsonBetween Meal Snacks1st Place
Kendra ConnerCrafts
Jackson CopelandGeneral Science
Ashliegh DavisSports
Lindsey DoverHorse
William DuncanSports1st Place
Brody DyeWildlife
Laurie GentryPerforming Arts Vocal
Rose GipsonRabbits
Hunter HughesCat Care
Ariel HughesHorse2nd Place
Hensley HughesInternational
Tyler HuntTarget Sports1st Place
John HunterAgricultural Awareness2nd Place
Chasity MasseyCrafts
Taylor MeltonOcean Ecology
Logan MoneyOcean Ecology3rd Place
Jay MuhammedBicycle1st Place
Mekenzie ParkerPerforming Arts Vocal2nd Place
Kelsie PencePerforming Arts Vocal
Madison RabunPerforming Arts Vocal
Sydney SmithConservation1st Place
Hamp ThomasGeology1st Place
Cydnee ThoresonVeterinary Science2nd Place
Lorin WalravenFlowers, Shrubs & Lawns3rd Place
Keona WestbrooksPerforming Arts Vocal
Kaley WrightRabbits   

For more information on 4H programs and activities, contact the

Chattooga County Extension Office at 706-857-0744