Three Liberty County senior 4-H members recently competed in the Southeast District 4-H Project Achievement in Eatonton.
Liberty County High School student Nathaniel Cochran placed fifth in the performing arts — other instrumental project category. Bradwell Institute students Addison James placed seventh in workforce preparation and career development, and Cheynelle James placed seventh in the dairy foods project.
The event brought together middle and high school students from 37 counties, who presented a demonstration on topics of their choice to a panel of judges, which were evaluated on delivery, content and subject knowledge.
More than 700 competitors attended this year’s event.
The Liberty County 4-H program is open to youth ages 9-19. For more information, call 876-2133.
Project Achievement is one of the five core program areas in Georgia 4-H. Students learn the proper researching process, writing and public speaking skills, and resume-building techniques.
“Project Achievement is an annual highlight for 4-Hers to truly showcase their work,” Bozeman said. “The 4-H member uses the entire year to develop their project. They complete learning activities, such as reading literature, touring facilities and interviewing subject-matter experts. Additionally, they focus on sharing information they learned by leading clubs and classes. At the contest, they really get to put all their learning to test by sharing their demonstration to an audience. It’s truly a youth development process that can really be both educational and fun.”