Thomas County 4-H students place at Project Achievement

Feb. 11—THOMASVILLE- Georgia 4-H Project Achievement empowers young people with skills for a lifetime. Through a competitive process, students explore their interests, unleash their creativity, share their work, and celebrate their achievements. Nearly 300 4-Her's from throughout the Southwest District (41 counties) recently gathered at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia for 4-H Project Achievement. While at the weekend event, 4-H'ers took part in a two-part competition which involved submitting a portfolio in their project area and then doing an oral presentation or performing to a panel of judges. Among the group was 8 4-H members from Thomas County 4-H Program.

Results for the event are as follows;

Junior Results for 7th and 8th graders:

Dakota Law — 1st place 8th grade Cat Care

Delainey Bristol — Honorable Mention in 7th grade Performing Arts Instrumental

Senior Results for 9th through 12th graders:

Jenna McBee — 1st place Senior Horse Project

Kristen Anderson — 1st place Senior Safety

Paisley Hurst — 1st place Senior Veterinary Sciences

Lydia Glass — 2nd place Senior Performing Arts Piano

Zavier Bristol — Honorable Mention in Senior Performing Arts Instrumental

Ziara McCoy — Honorable Mention Senior Sports

The three senior 4-H'ers placing first in their projects will be advancing to State Congress. The state event will be held in Atlanta in July and include; Jenna McBee, Kristen Anderson and Paisley Hurst.

As State Congress Delegates, the three will be judged in interview and public speaking and will be vying for Master 4-H status and a trip to National 4-H Congress.

The Thomas County 4-H'ers were accompanied by the Thomas County Extension 4-H Agent Cindy M. Wynn, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent Olivia Tumlin and Thomas County 4-H Certified Volunteer Lisa Anderson.

Georgia 4-H empowers youth to become true leaders by developing necessary life skills, positive relationships and community awareness. As the largest youth leadership organization in the state, 4-H reaches more than 242,000 people annually through the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices and 4-H facilities. For more information, contact Wynn at (229)225-4130.