Liberty County 4-H members presented demonstrations on a variety of topics — including aquaponics, iPhone apps, volcanoes and bald eagles — at the Cloverleaf District Project Achievement on March 22 in Alma.
Twenty-nine Cloverleaf 4-H’ers in fourth through sixth grades competed against 326 other students from 15 other Southeast Georgia 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 4-6 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.
• TiAndrea Alston, Waldo Pafford Elementary: first place, forestry and wood science
• Monice Battle, Lewis Frasier Middle: second place, arts
•Gwendolyn Bugg, Snelson-Golden Middle: second place, environmental science
•Emma Davis, First Presbyterian Christian Academy: second place, science of engineering and mechanics
•Treshaun Davis, Lyman Hall Elementary: second place, environmental science
•Rosita Garcia, Joseph Martin Elementary: first place, housing, equipment and environment
•Xzadrian Gordon, Waldo Pafford Elementary: honorable mention, clothing textiles
•Antonio Gray, Lyman Hall Elementary: third place, marine and coastal ecology
•Lauryn Hill, Waldo Pafford Elementary: second place, general science
• Alexis Hunter, Lyman Hall Elementary: second place, rabbits
•Kayla Hutton, Lewis Frasier Middle: first place, archeology
• Amani Jackson, Lewis Frasier Middle: first place, target sports
•Aysia Jackson, Waldo Pafford Elementary: honorable mention, general recreation
•Kelly Lachowsky, Lewis Frasier Middle: first place, time and money management
•Maria Leon, Joseph Martin Elementary: second place, geology
•Natisha Love, Midway Middle: first place, computer information technology
•Atiana Manibusan, Lyman Hall Elementary: third place, plants, soils and fertilizers
•Tayvon Martin, Waldo Pafford Elementary: third place, workforce preparation and career development
•Noel Mason, Joseph Martin Elementary: honorable mention, history
•Maximillian Morrison, home school: second place, freshwater fish and shellfish
•Seraphina Morrison, home school: first place, communications
•Devi Patel, Joseph Martin Elementary: third place, international
•Aajay Pinder, Waldo Pafford Elementary: honorable mention, general recreation
•Gia Sabalboro, Joseph Martin Elementary: honorable mention, workforce preparation
•Khalea Sapp-Brown, Midway Middle: third place, history
•Chantavia Stokes, Waldo Pafford Elementary: first place, time and money management
•Asia Walker, Lewis Frasier Middle: first place, environmental science
•Abigail Wilson, Button Gwinnett Elementary: third place, cat care
•Aysha Womack, Waldo Pafford Elementary: first place, dog care and training
Liberty County also was named the second-place county for greatest percentage of winners and the third-place county for the most first-place winners. 4-H members in seventh through 12th grades, known as teen leaders, attended to help chaperone younger competing 4-H’ers.
Those in attendance were Janell Bacon, Ciara Goodmanson, Cheynelle James, Jordyn James, Destiny LeCounte and Sophia Rodriguez.
Adult volunteers were Robert Boatright and Addison James. County Extension staff in attendance were Robert Bell, Kasey Bozeman and Gypsy James. Waldo Pafford Elementary fifth-grade teacher Kesha Lee and WPE Principal Dr. Sonia Bacon attended to support their students.
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-H’ers excel,” Bozeman said. “Last year, we had 24 competitors. We are proud that our participation numbers continue to increase and the 4-H’ers continue to excel in the competition.”
For more information about Liberty County 4-H, call Bozeman at 876-2133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.