By Kevin Tatum
CLOVERLEAF PROJECT ACHIEVEMENT
Coffee County was well represented at the Cloverleaf District Project Achievement contest on November 11th in Lyons. Students from 10 of the 12 schools in Coffee County had either fifth or sixth graders compete in the contest. There were 49 fifth graders and 26 sixth graders for a total of 75 students who competed this year.
Participants (including their project and placing) were: Ambrose: Kaitlyn Britt, Crafts, 3rd; and Leila Chauncey, Performing Arts – Vocal. Broxton: Glenn O'Steen, Target Sports, 1st. CCA: Karsyn Scholten, Performing Arts - Instrumental, 2nd. CMS: Jaderia Ates, Crafts, 2nd; Luke Barrett, Workforce Preparation & Career Development, 3rd; Kristian Bennefield, Horse, 3rd; Keila Castillo, Sports - Team, 2nd; Camyra Clemmons, Environmental Science, 2nd; Majesty Clemmons, Wildlife; Nathan Cooper, Dog Care & Training, 3rd; Javonte' Davis, Sports – Team; Kilee Davis, Target Sports, 2nd; Kylie-Shaye Dean, Performing Arts - Vocal, 1st; Zykeria Dunnom, Between Meal Snacks, 2nd; Kaylee Gentry, Performing Arts - General, 2nd; Glenda Grantham, Cat Care, 1st; Abygail Harper, Wildlife, 2nd; N'Yauna Lampkin, Health, 3rd; Kirsten Lawson, Veterinary Science, 1st; Jamya Morgan, Performing Arts, Vocal; Natalie Newell, General Recreation, 3rd; Iris Sanchez, Historic People, 1st; Ty'Nia Sutton, Historic People, 3rd; Elissa Vaquerano, International, 1st; Equemini Vickers, Photography, 2nd; Jamesha Warren, Food Fare, 1st; Carlee Woods, Marine & Coastal Ecology, 1st; and Lynnzy Wooten, Historic People. Eastside: Marquasha Andrews, Horse, 2nd; Harmony Benson, Interior Design, 1st; Brax Carson, Sports - Team, 2nd; Precious Coates, Food Fare, 1st; Norkoya Cooper, Cat Care; Javier Deanda, Robotics, 2nd; Cameron Fletcher, Sports - Individual, 3rd; Jamariah Johnson, Interior Design, 2nd; Keliseya Landers, Between Meal Snacks, 3rd; Tamyra Lewis, Cat Care, 3rd; Calien Pate, Bicycle, 1st; Ariyah Scott, Sheep & Meat Goats, 2nd; Mahendra Simpson, Dairy Foods, 1st; Daniella Spires, International, 1st; Camiaya Tyson, General Science, 1st; Ashlee Wadley, Target Sports; Jamal Wilcox, Dog Care & Training; and Rory Williams, Outdoor Recreation. Home School: Katie Gillis, Herpetology, 1st. Indian Creek: Jake Grantham, Performing Arts - Instrumental, 1st; Chloe Harper, Sports – Team; Adia Hines, Marine & Coastal Ecology, 2nd; Rhianna Lewis, Crafts, 1st; Kennedy McLendon, Crafts; and Madeleine Tuten, Veterinary Science, 3rd. Satilla: Katyana Arceo, Poultry & Egg Science, 3rd; Haley Ates, Photography; Angela Churchill, Marine & Coastal Ecology, 3rd; Kayden Davis, Wildlife, 3rd; Ariel Garcia, Dog Care & Training; Joseleen Hernandez, Photography, 3rd; Ciara Hubbard, Companion Animal Science, 2nd; Ariyana Jones, Rabbits, 3rd; Kadi Kirkland, Flowers, Shrubs, & Lawns, 1st; Janell Maldonado, Rabbits, 1st; Donna Martinez - Gayosso, Historic People, 2nd; Stephanie Salazar, Environmental Science, 1st; Raven Shavers, Between Meal Snacks, 3rd; Kaleeah Sirmans, Food Fare, 2nd; Zy'Nivea Strozier, Photography, 2nd; Nayeli Trejo, Cat Care; Alisia Wilcox, Performing Arts – General; and Zoey Wood, Dog Care & Training. West Green: Amelia Gibson, Arts, 1st. Westside: Lerah Gillis, Workforce Preparation & Career Development, 2nd; and Mikayla Hayes, Performing Arts – Vocal.
Coffee County 4-H was presented a first place county program award at the contest for the most participants, and the third place award for the highest increase in participation over last year's contest participation. In addition, Katie Gentry's name was drawn as a winner of a $50 camp scholarship.
The 4-H staff would like to thank these students for all their hard work. We would also like to thank the teen and volunteer leaders for their assistance with project preparation as well as at the contest. Your assistance was greatly appreciated.
We would also like to thank the following teen and adult leaders for attending and helping with on the day of the event. Teen leaders were: Ashton Ates, Savannah Cothern, Amelia Crockett, Ashlynn Fletcher, Anna Grace Grantham, Abby Hamilton, Kyya Johnson, Bethany Land, T.K. McIver, Alexandra Rivero, TaKyla Robinson, Ishika Sadarangani, Willie Spence, Sariah Wells, Micheal Woods, Evie Woodward, and Kimberly Wright. Volunteer leaders were Michelle Lucas, William Tucker, and Patty Wright. Staff members were Liz Batten, Alyse Hall, Kevin Tatum, Jeremy Taylor, and Chalanda Woods. We also had many parents that traveled to Lyons to support their 4-H member and we appreciate their support as well.
JUNIOR/SENIOR DISTRICT PROJECT ACHEIVEMENT
Junoir & Senior 4-H members are reminded that portfolio rough drafts for DPA are due on Friday, December 1st. Final copies are due by Friday, December 15th. Portfolios count for 40% of Junior DPA scores and 50% of Senior DPA scores. DPA will be held on Friday, February 9th, through Sunday, February 11th, at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center. Be sure you have these dates saved on your calendar.
4-H ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY WORKDAY
We want to thank the following students for helping with the 4-H Adopt-A-Highway workday on Thursday, November 16th. Participants were: Broxton: Glenn O'Steen. CMS: Alexander Galvez, Keila Castillo, and Natalie Newell. Indian Creek: Brianna Moreno. Junior 4‑H Club: Ashton Ates, Azzaria Glover, Muskan Minhas, Ishika Sadarangani, and Sariah Wells. Senior 4‑H Club: Abby Hamilton, Kyya Johnson, Bethany Land, TaKyla Robinson, and Micheal Woods. Adults: Alyse Hall, Jean O'Steen, Kevin Tatum, & Chalanda Woods.
The next workday will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Come help keep Douglas clean.
HOG SHOW TAGGING DAY
4-H and FFA members as well as pre-club students interested in showing a hog in the 2018 County Market Hog Show in February need to bring their pigs to Coffee High School by the Animal Science Building on Monday, November 27th, from 4:30-5:30 PM. There will not be a vet for drawing blood work, so exhibitors will be responsible for getting this done on their own. This is the last tagging day, so don't miss it.
For more information, please contact your 4-H Agent or FFA Advisor.
If you would like to learn how you can become more involved with the Coffee County 4-H program, please contact the Coffee County Extension office at (912) 384-1402 or visit our website at http://coffee4h.org.
4-H members participate in the 4-H Adopt-A-Highway workday to clean up litter on the roadway.