Paulding County 4-H’ers Compete at District Public Speaking Competition
On February 4 th , 37 Paulding County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers, competed at District Public Achievement (DPA) at Georgia Highlands College in Rome. This year there were 12 counties represented with 560 competitors. Project Achievement is a public speaking competition where 4 th -6 th grade students select a topic of interest and give an informative speech on their chosen topic; for the Cloverleaf level it is 5-6 minutes. Projects from Paulding County ranged from snakes to the history of Legos, to web design. Project Achievement helps students to improve their public speaking, but also writing and presentation skills while learning more about a topic of interest.
The following Paulding County 4-H’ers competed at District Project Achievement; their elementary school are also noted : Clark Baker (Dallas), Gabe Belanger (Ragsdale), Emma Davis (McGarity), Kaylin Dills (New Georgia), Madison Doyle (Baggett), Gabe Falsini (Dobbins), Emma Freedman (Panter), Kristal Garland (Nebo), Bobby Gillespie (Russom), Vash Gotham (Home School), Joshua Griffith (Panter), Madeline Hall (Austin), Sophia Horn (McGarity), Olivia Hunter (Russom), Allen Jones (Moses), Rebecca Kirkpatrick (Abney), Mia Knodle (Shelton), Clarissa Kristianson (Panter), Kelsey Kristianson (Panter), Camera Lewis-Grier (Dugan), Kaitlyn Lydick (McGarity), Megan Lydick (McGarity), Sawyer Maddux (Abney), Ethan McMichen (McGarity), Madalyn McMurtry (McClure), Tyler O’Bannon (Nebo), Kiera Phillips (Abney), DJ Reese, Jr. (Ragsdale), Vinny Rowe (McGarity), Dominic Smith (Hiram), Suhey Vargas- Adan (Burnt Hickory), Cole Vaughn (Ragsdale), Ethan Vaughn (Scoggins), Kaylee Waddell (Shelton), Rachel Wagner (Panter), Kynsley Westmoreland (New Georgia), Anna Wooten (Ragsdale). We are proud of these Paulding County students!
For more information about Project Achievement and other 4-H programs in Paulding County, please contact UGA County Extension 4-H agent, Patty McIver, at 770-443- 7616, come by the county office at 530 Memorial Drive, Dallas, GA 30132 or visit http://ugaextension.org/county-offices/paulding.html.