By Kevin Tatum
JUNIOR/SENIOR PROJECT ACHIEVEMENT
Coffee County Junior and Senior 4-H members will travel to Rock Eagle 4-H Center for the weekend of February 9-11 to compete in District Project Achievement. Thirty-five students completed portfolios this year. This portfolio accounts for 40-50 percent of their total DPA score. They will also have to present a 10-12 minute presentation on their project which will account for the balance of their score.
Junior participants and their projects are J.J. Aldridge, Target Sports; Amelia Crockett, Public Speaking; Ashlynn Fletcher, Festive Foods for Health; Azzaria Glover, Dog Care and Training; Terryanna Harris, Photography; Ty'Shana Miller, History; Muskan Minhas, International; Kameron Pennell, Target Sports; Alexandra Rivero, Pizza; Ishika Sadarangani, Dairy Foods; Jenna Sears, Engineering and Mechanics; Janilla Warren, Food Fare; Sariah Wells, Performing Arts-Dance; Christopher Williams, Communications; Christian Wilson, Pizza; and Kalyn Woods, Performing Arts-Other Instruments.
Senior participants and their projects are Jeremiah Brantley, Workforce Preparation and Career Development; Savannah Cothern, Dairy Foods; Jackson Cowart, Computer Information Technolgy; Asia Davis, Food Fare; Anna Grace Grantham, Performing Arts-Other Instruments; Abby Hamilton, Dairy Foods; Rian Hill, Performing Arts-General; Kyya Johnson, Workforce Preparation and Career Development; Bethany Land, Health; T.K. McIver, Photography; Candice Pace, Public Speaking; TaKyla Robinson, Safety; Tinya Sirmans, Sports; Willie Spence, Performing Arts-Vocal; Justin Strickland, Sports; Micheal Woods, Environmental Science; Evie Woodward, Performing Arts-Drama; and Kimberly Wright, Dog Care and Training.
In addition to project competition, the following students will serve in leadership roles as District 4-H Board of Directors members: T.K. McIver (VP) and Willie Spence on the Senior Board and Amelia Crockett, Alexandra Rivero (VP), and Ishika Sadarangani (VP) on the Junior Board.
POULTRY JUDGING SIGN UP MEETING
4-H members who are interested in signing up for the 4‑H Poultry Judging Team need to attend the first meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 4 until 5 p.m. in the 4‑H office. We will go over the practice schedule dates at this meeting.
In Poultry Judging, you will learn how to compare laying hens to determine the best layer, how to grade exterior quality, broken-out eggs, candled eggs, how to grade ready to cook birds and how to identify different cuts of meat. Practice will be held one to three times a week from Feb. 27 until the contest date of May 1. You will earn 50 points toward the 4‑H Reward Trip by participating in the Poultry Judging contest. This is the last opportunity to compete in a contest to qualify for the Reward Trip.
ALUMINUM CAN TABS
Everyone is encouraged to collect can tabs off aluminum cans to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities project. These can tabs help provide money to the Ronald McDonald House for their operating fees.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities offers free or low cost housing and meals to families of children receiving medical attention at larger hospitals in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon and Savannah. By donating can tabs, you are helping to provide housing and meals for families who are burdened by hospital bills and do not need the extra burden of housing and meals for the family staying at the hospital.
Hopefully you will never have to use the Ronald McDonald House, but it is great that it is there in case you should ever need it.
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.