Henry 4-H students participate in Project Achievement

Special to The Times

Henry County 4-H’ers took a recent trip to Rock Eagle 4-H Center to compete in Project Achievement with other sixth grade students from across the state. Project Achievement is a public speaking contest in which competitors present a six minute illustrated talk in one of 59 different categories ranging from Archaeology to Marine and Coastal Ecology to Time and Money Management. 25 different counties from all four corners of the state were represented at this first annual event specifically for 6th grade competitors.

Henry County was well represented by these 4-H students at a recent public speaking competition at Rock Eagle. Special photo

Congratulations to the following 4-H’ers for representing Henry County:

Ethan Belflower and Natalie Van Patten who tied for 1st place in Sports (one of the most competitive categories).

Cara Bodie – 1st place – Marine and Coastal Ecology.

Haley Coleman – 2nd place in Performing Arts and Instrumental.

Kennedy Collins – 1st place in History (the most competitive category).

Eres David – 1st place in General Science.

Saige Hudson – 1st place in Interior Design

Tarah Laguerre – Honorable Mention in Workforce Preparation and Career Development.

Maleeka Modi – 2nd place in Photography.

Kennedy Snell – Honorable Mention in Health.

Claire Wheeler – 1st place in Dog Care and Training.

There were recreation opportunities to enjoy before and after making presentations. Students were able to visit the actual Rock Eagle Mound which is a stone effigy listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The mound consists entirely of milky quartz rocks and measures 120’ from wingtip to wingtip. It was most likely constructed about 2,000 years ago by Native Americans. Many believe it was built for religious or ceremonial purposes.

The Rock Eagle 4-H Center is like home-away-from-home for students who become active members of 4-H. The Center is located north of Eatonton, Georgia, and encompasses nearly 1,500 acres of forested land.

Congratulations to the sixth graders who represented Henry County so well at this competition.

Henry County 4-H is open to students in grades 5-12. To learn more about 4-H in Henry County as well as other programs of UGA’s Cooperative Extension, visit their website at ugaextension.org/henry.