Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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February 20, 2014

Nancy M. Young: February 19, 2014

ELLAVILLE — Schley 4-H’ers attend District Achievement Competition

Three Schley County students represented our county at the Southwest District Junior and Senior 4-H District Project  Achievements competition Feb. 7-9 at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center.

There were approximately 440 4-Hers from grades seven-12 from 44 counties who attended the annual project competition.

One of the Junior 4-H'ers from Schley County Middle School that presented their projects was seventh-grader Madison Sellars who participated in Performing Arts with her instrumental project. She played "The Star Spangled Banner " with her flute. The eighth-grade competitor was Mari Beth Arthur. She competed in the Sheep & Meat Goat Project.

The  Senior 4-H'er representing Schley County High School (grades nine-12) was Brenda Eggers, who competed in the Photography Project.

For these students to compete at the District level each 4-H'er as required to complete a 4-H portfolio of their activities doing the last year in their projects. These were submitted prior to the contest for judging. At the competition they presented an illustrated demonstration on one project. The portfolio and the demonstration scores were combined to determine the winner .

All 4-H'ers, in addition to their individual project demonstrations, participated in group discussions, recreational activities and special assembly programs. Campaigning and elections for Juniors and Seniors District Board members are held during the weekend. Other highlights of the weekend include the annual District slide show and the famous 4-H Dance that was held on Saturday night, after which the winners of the projects were announced. The weekend ended with an assembly where the Juniors District Board and the Senior Board members were installed.

Attending with the Schley County 4-H'ers were Brenda Welch, Schley County Extension associate; Joan Rogers, Marion County 4-H PA and Roger Sinyard, Schley/Marion counties coordinator.

If you like to become involved with the Schley County 4-H program or for more information call Brenda Welch at the Schley County Extension Office at 229-937-2601.

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