Hall County 4-H’ers in grades seven through 12 competed in 4-H District Project Achievement this month at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton.
The event featured 539 young people from the Northeast Georgia area competing in the annual speech and performance contest, with 14 from the Hall group earning top-three finishes.
To be eligible to complete, the 4-H’ers are first required to submit a portfolio of their 4-H project work, community service and leadership activities. For the March contest, each 4-H’er does research in their project area and prepares a presentation that includes a 7-minute to 12-minute speech, posters, Power Point slides and other visual aids that help support the content of their speech.
The 4-H’ers competing in the Performing Arts Projects must perform for 4 minutes either by singing, dancing, acting, playing piano or an instrument for judges and an audience of their peers.
Top-three finishers among Hall 4-H’ers were:
SENIOR 4-H’ERS (GRADES 9-12)
2nd, Aylin Contreras, Workforce Preparation & Career Development, sweepstakes winner and State Congress delegate, will compete at State 4-H Congress in July
2nd, Gracie McBride, Horse Project
2nd, Emily Williams, Performing Arts, Piano Project
3rd, Sierra Freeman, History Project
3rd, Alex Johnston, Physical, Biological and Earth Science Project
3rd, Katie White, Human Development Project
3rd, Cody Woodard, Outdoor Recreation Project
JUNIOR 4-H’ERS (GRADES 7-8)
1st, Nathan Parker, Safety Project
1st, Kennedy Smallwood, Fashion Revue Project
1st, Eamon McDaniel, Poultry and Egg Science Project
2nd, Camilla Griffin, Poultry and Egg Science Project
2nd, Miranda DeVane, Horse Project
3rd, Mauriana Gilbert, International Project
3rd, Taylor Rudseal, Target Sports Project
Times staff reports