Paulding County 4-H’ers compete at Cloverleaf Project Achievement 2021
DALLAS, Ga. - On February 27, Paulding County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers traveled to Seven Springs Church in Lithia Springs, Georgia to compete at the County Project Achievement (CPA) competition. There were 49 students that competed at the 1 st ever county level event. Each student presented in 1 of 34 categories for their specific program areas. Thirty students placed first, eleven students placed second, six students placed third, and two students placed fourth.
Project Achievement is one of the largest and most exciting, challenging, and rewarding programs offered by Georgia 4-H. 4-H’ers choose a project area of interest, research a topic, then write and present an oral presentation to others. For Cloverleaf 4-H’ers, students in grades 4-6, this process is about hands-on learning, self-confidence, and sharing knowledge. Competition begins at the school, local, or county level and can advance to a district level.
On March 29-30, twenty-six of those students competed at the district level for a virtual Project Achievement competition. Nine students placed first, three students placed second, five students placed third, and nine students received honorable mention.
“We are extremely proud of our students! No matter the results, they have learned new life skills, met new friends and gained valuable self-confidence because of this experience” Paulding County 4-H Agent Josie Davis said. The UGA Extension staff of Paulding County wants to thank the parents and guardians who helped support these 4-H’ers as well as the 4-H teen leaders that helped make this engaging and rewarding experience happen. Paulding County 4-H'er participation in Cloverleaf CPA is sponsored by Cobb EMC Community Foundation.
To learn more about 4-H programs in Paulding County please visit www.ugaextension.org/paulding or contact the UGA County Extension 4-H agent, Josie Davis, at 770-443-7616. The county extension office is located at 530 West Memorial Drive, Dallas, GA 30132.