On March 25 at East Georgia State College, Emanuel County 4-H hosted this year’s Cloverleaf Project Achievement competition for students in grades four, five, and six from 16 different counties. Twenty-three competing 4-H’ers, 13 teen leaders, and 16 adult volunteers represented Emanuel.
This particular 4-H competition offers something for just about everyone. From Bicycle to Wildlife, there are 59 different categories. Fifty-three projects include oral presentations. Six projects have special presentations including three performing arts categories, a sewing presentation, and foods labs presenting a no-cook snack. Participating 4-H’ers pick a project area of interest, research the topic, prepare a demonstration, and share their presentation with others.
Sixteen of the contestants placed among the top three in their respective project area.
Emanuel County’s first place winners were: Owen Cheeks in Dog Care & Training; Stella Kate Marsh in Entomology; Sydney Lively in Food for Health & Sport; Colt Sconyers in Forestry & Wood Science; Harper Ware in Horse; Camden Hall in Paleontology; Maritza Martinez in Public Speaking; and Ashlyn Turner in Sheep & Meat Goats.
Second place winners were: Banks Burke in Computer Information Technology; Addi Rae Robertson in Horse; Peyton Deriso in Sheep & Meat Goats; Gracie Scruggs in Fruits, Vegetables & Nuts; and Jonna Woodward in General Recreation.
Third place winners were: Kaylee Screws in Dog Care & Training; Jayley Hart in General Recreation; and Scout Hall in Performing Arts General.
Other competitors placing well in the project areas were: Allison Kettler in Dog Care & Training; Audrey Crane in Environmental Science; Shaniyah Marion in Environmental Science; Jacob Carroll in General Recreation; Adalia Cloud in Historic People; Joy Conley in Team Sports; and Abby Randall Lewis in Wildlife.
Emanuel County 4-H would like to thank East Georgia State College and the Emanuel County Volunteer Leaders for their continued support of hosting the 4-H Cloverleaf DPA competition for Southeast District 4-H.
4-H provides fun, exciting, and educational events year round for all youth in grades four through 12. For more information about the Emanuel County 4-H Club and how to get involved, contact the Emanuel County Extension Office at 478-237-1226.