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Project Achievement

2024 Project Achievement Photo Collage

Photos clockwise from left to right: Cloverleaf DPA group; Gavin Greene (senior project); Oliver Guynes (junior project); Xavien Gray (senior project); Megan McDonald (senior project); Madison McDonald (senior project); Emma Kolb (junior project).   

Project Achievement is an opportunity to get ahead in life and overcome fears!

District Project Achievement

 50 Camden County 4-H’ers in 5th-10th grades competed in Georgia 4-H’s annual District Project Achievement contests.  Four Senior 4-H’ers (grades 9-12) competed at Rock Eagle on February 4 and 46 Cloverleaf 4-H’ers (grades 5 & 6) competed in Bacon County on March 18th.

The Camden teams excelled at both events.  Madison McDonald, a 9th grader from St. Marys, won 1st place in her project area at the District Junior Project Achievement event with a one-hour cooking demonstration and will advance to the state competition this summer to compete against the winners from the three other Georgia 4-H districts. Naomi Anderson, a 9th grader from St. Marys won 2nd in her project area with an entry in the Art category. Megan McDonald (10th, St. Marys) and Isaac Sahadeo (9th, Kingsland) both received honorable mention in their categories.

The Cloverleaf 4-H’ers also outdid themselves at their district competition.  Five 6th graders attended this event and all placed in their project areas: Carter Ellis (3rd), Ally Madden (2nd), Colton Port (1st), Kaden Joseph-Roddenberry (1st), and Elisabeth Sepulveda-Nieves (1st).  Of the 41 5th grader in attendance, 8 received 1st place in their project areas, 11 placed 2nd, 12 placed 3rd, and 10 received honorable mention.

Georgia 4-H Project Achievement empowers young people with skills for a lifetime. Students choose a project area of interest, research the topic, and write and present a presentation. 4-H’ers develop leadership, creativity, public speaking, record keeping, and other skills. As students become older, a record keeping component that promotes independent thinking, research and implementation is added.  The participants in this program gained valuable life experience and were able to learn and practice skills that will help them as they go forward in life.

Camden County 4-H would like to thank all of the teachers, parents, sponsors, and volunteers who supported our efforts to “Make the Best Better” through funding, recruiting, coaching, and chaperoning these events.


What is Project Achievement?

4-H Project Achievement is a cornerstone in the Georgia 4-H program. Students select a topic of interest and prepare a demonstration including visuals. As students progress, the competition also includes a portfolio of yearly activities. Fifth grade students present as a part of in school 4-H programs and also have the opportunity to attend district competition. Older youth attend a weekend competition at Rock Eagle.  

Why participate in Project Achievement?

Project Achievement teaches skills that allow you to stand out and enhance your abilities for your future career opportunities and college applications. The competition is centered around a topic of interest to you, so you will spend time learning about something you love and sharing with others. Senior (9th-12th grade) 4-Hers who place first will go on to State Congress in Atlanta with more competition, tours, shopping, trip to Six Flags, formal banquets, and more! In addition, Project Achievement is not only a competition, but a weekend of fun with current and new friends!

Educational Value and Learning Outcomes of Project Achievement

4-H Project Achievement and Georgia Educational Standards

4-H Project Achievement is a self-directed individual competition including presentations and, when age appropriate, a documented record of project work, leadership and service based on experiential learning activities. Youth beginning at age nine and continuing until nineteen have the opportunity to explore an area of interest and share their knowledge through a competitive process designed to meet youth development and age appropriate standards.  4-H Project Achievement participants develop research, writing, and presentation skills that help youth perform better in school related tasks and tests, become self-directed learners and contributing members of society and produces work ready young adults.  Projects are offered in more than 50 different areas with nearly every topic of interest or educational area available for exploration and presentation. Through the 4-H Project Achievement process, youth explore an area of interest, gain knowledge and skills in the area and prepare presentations and evidence of learning. This process builds not only skills related to the Georgia Performance Standards but also those directly related to Work Ready Georgia.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Acquire an understanding of a subject matter in a given project area
  • Develop skills in researching, assembling, and presenting information
  • Develop and enhance qualities of integrity, sportsmanship, cooperation and self-confidence
  • Develop skills in leadership, service and communication
  • (7th-12th) Develop skills in planning and conducting leadership and service activities
  • (7th-12th grade) Prepare written information highlighting personal accomplishments in project work, leadership & service

Upcoming Events - Prepare Now for 2024 Project Achievement

  • December 20, 2023: 7th-12th grade District Project Achievement portfolios ue by 12PM
  • February 9-11, 2024:  7th-12th grade District Project Achievement competition at Rock Eagle 4-H Center
  • March 23, 2024 5th-6th grade District Project Achievement - Bacon County 

Contact Shawnie Sahadeo, 4-H Agent for all registration information

Cloverleaf & Jr/Sr Project Achievement Details

Cloverleaf Project Achievement details (5th-6th Grades)

Jr / Sr Project Achievement details (7th - 12th Grades)


Contact Shawnie Sahadeo, 4-H Agent for more information

For additional resources about Project Achievement, visit the  Georiga 4-H Website.