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Six students from Long County competed in the 2024 Southeast District Project Achievement event at Rock Eagle 4-H Center from February 9th-11th. This consists of creating a project portfolio that includes main project work, research/sharing and helping, leadership and community service activities, and other 4-H related activities that have been completed by the 4-H’er in the 2023 program year. After their portfolio submission, they write a speech and create posters or PowerPoint slides as visual aids for their presentation. Along with competing in their project category over the weekend, they also had the opportunity to vote for the new District Board of Directors, meet new friends, and learn more about the amazing opportunities that 4-H provides students district and statewide.

Mackenzie Spurgeon placed 1st in the Sports Individual category. Addy Shaw placed 2nd in the Food Labs: Dairy category. Trinity Holston placed 3rd in the Performing Arts: Instrumental category. Madison Spurgeon placed 1st in the Food Labs: Better Breakfast category. Other competitors were Brandon Kauffman who competed in the Food Labs: Dairy category and Eian Nelson who competed in the Sports category.

“All of these students did an excellent job and should be proud of all that they have accomplished. It takes a lot of time and effort to prepare these speeches and have the confidence to deliver in a room full of strangers which speaks volumes to their work ethic and character,” says Shelby Dyal, 4-H Educator. Project Achievement Workshop Days have started for our younger 4-H’ers in grades 4th-6th. Their District competition will be on Saturday, March 23rd in Bacon County. If you’d like to compete in Project Achievement or learn more about 4-H, contact our office – (912) 545-9549. We have also started sign up for summer camps!

Follow along with Long County 4-H as they offer many other exciting and fun opportunities for all youth. You can like our Facebook page (Long County 4-H), follow us on Instagram (longcoga4h), subscribe to our Mailchimp E-Newsletter, or go to our website (extension.uga.edu/county-offices/long.html) and click on the 4-H Youth Development tab.