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4-H'ers compete in district contests
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Internet safety, types of pianos, pork production and the solar system were demonstration topics presented by Liberty County 4-H members at the Cloverleaf District Project Achievement on March 23 in Alma.  
Twenty-four Cloverleaf 4-H members in the fourth-sixth grades competed against 270 other students from 15 other counties.  
“Project Achievement is one of the core programs in Georgia 4-H,” county agent Kasey Bozeman said.  “It’s great because the kids explore topics that they choose and want to learn more about.”  
The 4-H members who participate in project achievement present a four-to-six minute “illustrated talk” or demonstration about any topic that interests them. Students gather information, write a speech and create posters that complement their speech’s key points.   
Participants were:
• Jonathan Adams (Lewis Frasier Middle): General Science, second place
• Elisse Albury (Lyman Hall Elementary): Performing Arts Vocal, third place
• Monice Battle (Jordye Bacon Elementary): Arts, second place
• Gwendolyn Bugg (Button Gwinnett Elementary): Arts, first place
•Stephen Clayton (Fort Stewart School Age Center): Electric/Electronics, second place
• Emma Davis (First Presbyterian Christian Academy): Clothing and Textiles, second place
• Kamauri Davis (Lyman Hall Elementary): Creative Stitchery, third place
•Shamauri Davis (Lyman Hall Elementary): Safety, second place
•Yazmyne Edwards (Liberty Elementary): General Recreation, second place
•Alyssa Farmer (Jordye Bacon Elementary): Food for Health and Sport, second place
•Marquis Gallman (Button Gwinnett Elementary): Workforce Preparation and Career Development, fourth place
•Sofia Heard (Snelson Golden Middle): Safety, first place
•Brock Heath (Taylor’s Creek Elementary): Air Science, third place
•Bryson Heath (Taylor’s Creek Elementary): History, sixth place
•Tatiana Jefferson (Snelson Golden Middle): Communication, first place
•Stephene Johnson (Taylor’s Creek Elementary): Clothing and Textiles, first place
•Kelly Lachowsky (Taylor’s Creek Elementary): General Recreation, third place
•Natisha Love (Liberty Elementary): History, 10th place
•Nikeria Miller (Button Gwinnett Elementary): Power and Energy, third place
•Max Morrison (Home School): Wildlife, fifth place
•Seraphina Morrison (Home School): Workforce Preparation and Career Development, second place
•Hunter Ray (Lewis Frasier Middle): Pork Production, first place
•Parker Reed (First Presbyterian Christian Academy): Food for the Family, first place
• Jarielle Sanchez (Waldo Pafford Elementary): Interior Design, first place
Liberty County received second place for greatest attendance improvement from the previous year. Teen Leaders (4-H members in the seventh-12th grades) attended to help chaperone competing 4-Hers. Those in attendance were Janell Bacon, Nathaniel Cochran, Alexander Demmings, Cheynelle James, Jordyn James, Donnie Pulliam and Sophia Rodriguez.  Adult volunteers were Robert Boatright, Sarah Hagood, Meretta McCleeney and Liletha Smith. County-extension staff members in attendance were Robert Bell, Kasey Bozeman and Gypsy James.    
Students ages 9-19 can participate in Project Achievement, and the 4-H staff already is preparing for next year’s contest.  
“We are eager and excited to continue to grow the program and see our 4-Hers excel,” Bozeman said.  “Last year, we had 11 competitors.  We are proud that 25 students competed this year and are ready for even more in 2014.”   
For more information, call 876-2133 or email

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