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Sumter County 4-H’ers participate in Southwest District Project Achievement at Rock Eagle

ROCK EAGLE — Several 4-H’ers from Sumter County traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center Feb. 5-7 to compete in Georgia 4-H Southwest District Project Achievement (DPA). They spent the weekend sharing their projects, participating in community service projects and having fun. 4-H’ers submitted portfolios of their 4-H project work, community service, and other leadership activities in the community throughout the year of 2015 and presented their projects to judges at Rock Eagle.
Sumter County youth participating in the 2016 Southwest Junior/Senior Project Achievement were Rosnice Williams in the Performing Arts Vocal project, Courtney Coley in the History project and Shazia Alam who placed first in the Food and Safety Perseveration project. Senior 4-H’ers were  Lauren Busman in the Photography project, Joseph Crumbley in the Computer Information project, Ryan Mournighan in the Performing Arts General project, Angelina Reyes in the International project,  Melinda Busman in the Performing Arts Piano project and Anna Moates in the Human Development project. Leigh Crumbley placed second in Senior Fashion Revue project and Anjum Alam placed second in the Senior Human Development project.
A graduating senior reception was held for all high school senior 4-H’ers in Southwest District. Leigh Crumbley was recognized and given a green and white 4-H cord for her upcoming high school graduation. Sumter County 4-H Club was awarded first place for outstanding community project led by a team of 4-H’ers. The “Fill-A-Box” community service project was led by Angelina Reyes, Rosnice Williams, Anjum Alam, Anna Moates, Rosa Reyes, Rebecca Ingle, Shazia Alam, Joshua Calcutt and Zafar Alam. 4-H’ers collected and decorated shoe boxes filled with hygiene products and other “senior friendly” items to share with clients at Innovative Senior Solutions adult health center in Americus.
For more information about Sumter County 4-H and summer activities, contact Sumter County Extension Office at 229-924-4476 or sumter4h@uga.edu