Jr/Sr District Project Achievement (DPA) for our Junior (7th and 8th grade) and Senior (9th-12th grade) 4-H members is this weekend. We have a great group of 4-H'ers competing. They will be competing against 4-H members from the 39 counties in southeast Georgia. We will travel to Rock Eagle on Friday, February 7, and return on Sunday, February 9.
4-H members who are running for the Southeast District Junior and Senior Board of Directors will campaign during the weekend. Elections will be held on Saturday evening. Coffee County has three candidates running for the senior board. They are Ashton Ates, Ishika Sadarangani, and Sariah Wells. Jeremiah Brantley is currently serving on this board.
Thirty-eight students completed portfolios this year and will be competing this weekend. 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.
This year's participants include: Juniors: Marquasha Andrews, Better Breakfast; Sophie Bird, Performing Arts - Dance; Devin Bohannon, Computers Information Technology; Camyra Clemmons, International; Nathan Cooper, Better Breakfast; Kayden Davis, Performing Arts - Vocal; Kilee Davis, Pizza; Javier Deanda, Performing Arts - Other Instrumental; Jake Grantham, Performing Arts - Piano; Vernon Guyton, Sports - Team; Abygail Harper, Performing Arts - Other Instrumental; Chloe Harper, Dairy Foods; N'Yauna Lampkin, General Recreation; Kirsten Lawson, Wildlife; Donna Martinez, Performing Arts - Other Instrumental; Leo McIver, Sheep & Meat Goats; Glenn O'Steen, Engineering & Mechanics; Destiny Russ, Human Development; Ariyah Scott, Sports - Team; Tynia Sutton, Human Development; Equemini Vickers, Arts; Jamesha Warren, Dairy Foods; Cyrena White, Festive Foods for Health; and Carlee Woods, Workforce Preparation & Career Devlopment. Seniors: Ashton Ates, Festive Foods for Health; Jeremiah Brantley, Workforce Preparation & Career Devlopment; Terryanna Harris, Photography and Videography; Dawson Miller, History; Muskan Minhas, Health; Candice Pace, Performing Arts - Drama; Adrianna Rivero, Veterinary Science; Alexandra Rivero, Performing Arts - Drama; Ishika Sadarangani, Food for Health and Sport; Austin Strickland, Performing Arts - Other Instrumental; Justin Strickland, Computer Information Technology; Janilla Warren, Food Fare; Sariah Wells, Performing Arts - Dance; and Kimberly Wright, Dog Care & Training.
We wish you all of participants the best of luck!
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.