UGA Extension Office

Middle School 4-H

Oconee County had the largest group at Junior Rally!
Congrats to our two junior Dairy Quiz Bowl teams who placed 1st and 3rd at the state contest in June!

Meeting Dates:

School Date Time
 Athens Academy  January 17
 February 14
 March 21
 April 18
 During Lunch
 Malcolm Bridge Middle School   January 7
 February 4
 March 4
 April 16
 After School, 3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. 
 Oconee County Middle School
 January 15
 February 12 
 March 12
 April 16
 During Lunch

Certified Teen Leader Training

Of the many opportunities in Georgia 4-H to develop leadership, one of the most positive experiences is the opportunity for older 4-H’ers to mentor younger 4-H’ers by serving as teen leaders in their county program and also at district and state events. Teen leaders have specific responsibilities and leadership roles. A good teen leader can be the lifeline of the county 4-H program and 4-H leaders. Seventh graders and up are invited to attend Certified Teen Leader Training. Participants will receive lunch, a magnetic name badge, and a teen leader manual. A training will be offered in the summer of 2019.

6th Grade DPA

Sixth graders invited to Cloverleaf DPA at Rock Eagle to compete at Sixth Grade Project Achivement. No need to compete in CPA to qualify! Sixth Grade Project Achivement will take place on February 16, 2019.

Junior Conference

6th, 7th, and 8th grade 4-H'ers are invited to Junior Conference at Rock Eagle in November each year. 4-H'ers will get to meet new friends, do service projects, attend workshops, attend an exhibit fair, have a dance, and see Clovers & Company perform. Junior Conference will be held November 16 - 17, 2019.

Junior DPA

Project Achievement is one of the most prominent 4-H competitions. It helps 4-H'ers develop both oral and written communication skills while giving them the opportunity to investigate or research a topic of their interest. 4-H'ers will spend a weekend at Rock Eagle (March 1 -3, 2019), competing against other 4-H'ers from the Northeast district. Read more about Project Achievement.

Pizza and Portfolios

7th and 8th graders—Portfolios are required to attend Junior/Senior DPA at Rock Eagle. This monthly workshop will help you plan, compile, and complete your portfolios before they are due at the end of December. Workshops will begin after-school and end at 5:00 P.M. Pizza will be provided! Pizza and Portfolios meets monthly starting in the fall.

Junior Rally

6th, 7th, and 8th grade 4-H'ers are invited to Junior Rally at Wahsega 4-H Center in April each year. Middle school 4-H'ers from Northeast and Northwest districts will gather to catch up with friends, take part in ropes courses, perform in a talent show, dance, make s'mores, do service projects, slide down the falls, take interetsing classes, and particpate in the annual glow-in-the-dark Easter Egg Hunt! Junior Rally will take place April 27 - 28, 2019.

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