Fayette 4-H’ers compete at Rock Eagle

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Fayette County 4-H’ers recently competed in the District Project Achievement at Rock Eagle 4-H Center.

To compete in Project Achievement, 7 -12 grade 4-H’ers select a project area of interest, complete a portfolio of yearly activities, and prepare an illustrated demonstration on a specific topic.  Youth in 7th or 8th grade compete on the Junior level while 9th-12th graders compete on the Senior level.

Shown above are the students who represented Fayette County among 675 students from 36 counties. They are (not in order) Abigail Beaulieu (Junior Crafts), Lilly Bentley (Junior Flowers, Shrubs, and Lawns), Jeffrey Chambers (Junior Dairy Foods), Jonathan Mize (Junior Outdoor Recreation), Katie Mize (Senior Festive Foods for Health), Tori Rossi (Senior Dog Care and Training), Jacob Seckinger (Junior General Recreation), Olivia Seckinger (Senior Health), and Taylor Todd (Senior Sheep & Meat Goats).

Among the Juniors, Lilly Bentley, Jeffrey Chambers, and Jacob Seckinger placed 1st in their categories, Abigail Beaulieu placed 2nd, and Jonathan Mize placed 3rd.  On the Senior level, Taylor Todd placed 1st and Katie Mize placed 2nd in a large category, advancing both girls to the state competition, State Congress.  At State Congress, a four-day event held in Atlanta, 4-Her’s compete as well as attend formal banquets and educational tours.  Sara Kahley and April McDaniel attended as 4-H staff, with special thanks to Mike De Lisle for attending as an adult volunteer.  Fayette County 4-H offers many more fun and educational opportunities throughout the year.  For more information, contact the Extension office at 770-305-5412, extension 7.