On Saturday, March 23, seven Liberty County students competed in the Southeast District Project Achievement Competition in Bacon County. The competition was at the Cloverleaf Level, which are fifth and sixth graders. This year’s event was at Bacon County High school and drew more than 324 participants from 16 counties.
Project Achievement allows 4-H’ers to research a topic, prepare a presentation on that topic, and then present their speech or demonstrate their abilities to perform in a competitive manner. This not only includes a wide range of topics but also various performing arts areas and ability to demonstrate cooking skills.
The Liberty County 4-H’ers that participated in DPA this year were Kyra Burmeister-Forestry & Wood Science, 1st place; Kelis Campbell-Historic People, 5th place; Jaida Cunningham-Computer Information Technology, 1st place; Maya Hallman-Wildlife, 3rd place; Kaelyn Ifill-Dog Care & Training, 1st place; Aliyah Jones-Historic People, 3rd place; Julianna Navarro-International, 3rd place.
The club brought home three first place awards, three third place awards and one fifth place award. All who participated did well and represented Liberty County admirably, according to Liberty County Agriculture and Natural Resource agent Ashley Hoppers. “District Project Achievement helps students develop the public speaking skills they need while having the opportunity to talk about topics that are interesting to them. It makes a big difference when they are not assigned a subject and have the chance to share their favorite topic,” says Gypsy Tart, 4-H Program Assistant.
To find out more about the Liberty County 4-H Program and the many opportunities available, contact the UGA Extension Office at 912-876-2133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.