The 2017 Poultry Judging Team
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What is Project Achievement? Project Achievement helps 4-H'ers develop both oral and written communication skills while becoming knowledgeable in their topic of interest. The official objectives of project achievement are:
- To acquire an understanding of subject matter in a project area.
- To develop skills in researching, assembling and presenting information.
- To provide opportunities for 4-H members to develop integrity, sportsmanship, cooperation, poise and self-confidence.
- To help 4-H members develop skills in leadership and communication.
How does Project Achievement work? 4-H'ers participating in Project Achievement investigate a topic and prepare demonstration or “illustrated talk” with posters and props. This also includes fine arts performances and step-by-step food product preparation. These demonstrations are given at a competitive event which includes 4-H'ers from surrounding counties. At the 5th and 6th grade level, Cloverleaf 4-H'ers prepare and deliver a 4-6 minute demonstration. Project Achievement for 6th through 12th grade 4-H'ers is a two part process involving an 8-10 minute demonstration and the preparation of a 4-H Portfolio. The 4-H Portfolio is a written record of involvement, leadership, and service in a selected project area. By preparing a portfolio, young people learn the skills needed to complete college applications, scholarship applications, professional resumes and proposals.
Cloverleaf Project Achievement •This competition is for 5th and 6th grade students. Students choose a topic from the project list and present an illustrated demonstration (speech). Speeches should be 4 to 6 minutes in length and use posters or other visuals to emphasize key points. Please note exception to speech (Performing Arts, food labs, creative stitchery) listed on the Cloverleaf Project list.
- Cloverleaf Project list
- What is Project Achievement
- Tips to prepare for Cloverleaf Project Achievement
Junior Project Achievement •Project Achievement for junior (7th and 8th grade) 4-H'ers is a two part competition - portfolio and speech. A portfolio is a 2 page document listing the activities in which the student has participated within the calendar year. The portfolio is worth 40% of the student's score. Students also present a 7-9 minute illustration demonstration about a topic of interest to them. (Exceptions - performing arts projects, food labs, and fashion review.) Demonstration value is 60% of total score.
Portfolios must be submitted to the 4-H office by the announced December due date each year. Students will then present their demonstrations at District Project Achievement at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in February.
Students will find the following information helpful to prepare for project achievement:
- Finding your way to Junior Project Achievement
- Junior project list
- Portfolio guidelines
- Junior portfolio outline
- Junior portfolio cover
Senior Project Achievement •Project Achievement for senior (high school) 4-H'ers is also a two part competition. For seniors each component is valued at 50% of total score. Senior 4-H'ers who win at the district project achievement will advance to State 4-H Congress in July.
Consumer Judging - In consumer judging students learn to compare the quality and price of items to make a wise consumer choice for a given situation. Practices for this competitive event begin in early October to prepare for the competition in November. Students meet weekly at the 4-H office to learn about the items, situations, and how to give an oral justification for their comparison.
Poultry Judging - In poultry judging students will learn how to examine and grade eggs for exterior quality, as well as broken out and candling for internal quality. Students will learn to identify the butcher cuts of ready to cook poultry as well as how to grade ready to cook meats. They will also learn to identify the physical characteristics which indicate that a hen is a quality producer of eggs. Practices for this April competition will begin in March.
Other Clubs of Interest
- Georgia 4-H Livestock
- State 4-H Congress
- S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun & Education)
- Shotgun Team
- Homeschool Club