University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service
Junior/Senior District Project Achievement (DPA) for our Junior (7th and 8th grade) and Senior (9th-12th grade) 4-H members was held during the weekend of February 7-9. We had a great group of 4-H'ers to compete in the contest. The competition included 4-H members from the 39 counties in southeast Georgia.
4-H members who ran for the Southeast District Junior and Senior Board of Directors were Ashton Ates, Ishika Sadarangani, and Sariah Wells. We want to congratulate Ashton Ates for being elected to serve on the 2020-2021 Southeast District Senior 4-H Board of Directors.
Jeremiah Brantley completed his term serving on the Senior Board during the weekend. He did a great job representing Coffee County in this leadership role over the past twelve months. Congratulations to you for a successful year as Senior 4-H Board Member.
Forty students completed portfolios this year, out of which thirty-six competed in the project competition. The portfolio accounted for 40-50 percent of their total DPA score. They also had to present a 10-12 minute presentation on their project which accounted for the balance of their score.
Junior 4-H members, their projects, and placings were: Marquasha Andrews, Foods Lab: Better Breakfast; Sophie Bird, Performing Arts - Dance; Devin Bohannon, Computers Information Technology; Camyra Clemmons, International; Nathan Cooper, Foods Lab: Better Breakfast, 2nd; Kayden Davis, Performing Arts - Vocal; Kilee Davis, Foods Lab: Pizza, 1st; Javier Deanda, Performing Arts - Other Instrumental; Jake Grantham, Performing Arts - Piano, 3rd; Abygail Harper, Performing Arts - Other Instrumental, 2nd; Chloe Harper, Foods Lab: Dairy Foods, 3rd; N'Yauna Lampkin, General Recreation, 2nd; Kirsten Lawson, Wildlife, 1st; Donna Martinez, Performing Arts - Other Instrumental, 3rd; Leo McIver, Sheep & Meat Goats, 2nd; Glenn O'Steen, Engineering & Mechanics, 1st; Destiny Russ, Human Development, 3rd; Ariyah Scott, Sports - Team; Equemini Vickers, Arts, 3rd; Jamesha Warren, Foods Lab: Dairy Foods, 2nd; Cyrena White, Foods Lab: Festive Foods for Health, 2nd; and Carlee Woods, Workforce Preparation & Career Development, 2nd.
Senior 4-H members, their projects, and placings were: Ashton Ates, Festive Foods for Health, 2nd; Jeremiah Brantley, Workforce Preparation & Career Development; Terryanna Harris, Photography and Videography; Dawson Miller, History; Muskan Minhas, Health, 3rd; Candice Pace, Performing Arts - Drama, 2nd; Adrianna Rivero, Veterinary Science, 1st; Alexandra Rivero, Performing Arts - Drama, 1st; Ishika Sadarangani, Food for Health and Sport, 1st; Austin Strickland, Performing Arts - Other Instrumental, 3rd; Justin Strickland, Computer Information Technology; Janilla Warren, Food Fare; Sariah Wells, Performing Arts - Dance; and Kimberly Wright, Dog Care & Training, 2nd.
Congratulations to Ashton Ates, Candice Pace, Adrianna Rivero, Alexandra Rivero, and Ishika Sadarangani who are advancing to State 4-H Congress in July. They either won first place or received a sweepstakes for winning second place in a project with 8 or more participants.
Congratulations to all of our participants for doing a great job at DPA.
Poultry Judging Meeting
4-H members who are interested in signing up for the 4‑H Poultry Judging Team need to come by the 4-H office to complete the registration forms. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, February 26, at 4 PM until 5:30 PM in the 4‑H office.
In Poultry Judging, you will learn how to compare laying hens to determine the best layer, how to grade exterior quality, broken-out eggs, and 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 February 26 until the contest date of April 17. 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.