Cloverleaf March 21, 2020 Jackson County
Junior-Senior MARCH 6-8, 2020 Rock Eagle
Project Achievement is one of the most important activities we have in 4-H. Across Georgia children are learning about a topic of their choice, creating a presentation and delivering the information to a panel of judges. The number one fear of adults is public speaking, even ranking before death at number 2. We would like to help raise young adults who are comfortable with public speaking, so when they get older they will have a strong voice in the world. District Project Achievement, also known as DPA, has many other benefits including learning how to effectively research a topic, vocabulary, organizing the flow of a paper, creating quality visual aids, interviewing skills, resume building, and mastery of a subject. It covers many of the CCRPI requirements for English Language Arts.
The categories are divided by age groups. 4-6th graders are considered Cloverleafs and only compete in those subject areas at a local level. The Cloverleaf District Competition will be held on March 21, 2020, in Jackson County. Students in 7-8th grade are Junior's who will attend the District competition at Rock Eagle March 6-8, 2020 with our Senior competitors. Our Senior 4-H'ers, 9-12 graders, participating in DPA have the chance to advance to the State competition in Atlanta if they win their category or are the winner of a sweepstake placing. Advancing to State Congress is a very special honor for 4-H'ers. Students will compete against their peers in the same project area from all over the state to receive Master 4-H status and a trip to National 4-H Congress. If a child makes it to this level they are considered among the best in the U.S. and will meet people from all over the world at their week's stay in Atlanta.
A NOTE FROM AGENT ANDY FOR JUNIOR SENIOR 4-HERS
Think Portfolios. The time is upon you. If you don’t know what a portfolio is, then please let me enlighten you. A portfolio is the first half of Project Achievement. Project Achievement is a three-day trip to Rock Eagle in the spring where 4-H members do a presentation or performance based on something that they like or have been working on all year. The portfolio is basically a list of all the things that the student has done this year. We have lots of information at the office about how to get a portfolio started. If you or your child is afraid of public speaking, Project Achievement is a wonderful, safe way to conquer that fear. It worked for me. Anyway, portfolios have to be ready a little earlier this year because of my fifth anniversary. PLEASE, I’m begging you. Don’t wait until the last minute. I’m here. You’re here. Mrs. Renee’s here. I want you to succeed. Turning in a last-minute portfolio only means that we don’t get to tweak it and make it better. Call one of us to set up a time to come by. You can e-mail me AND Mrs. Renee a rough draft. If you email it, please send it to both of us. You can slide it under the door when we’re at lunch. I don’t care how we get your portfolio. I just care that we get it. You can win this year, but half of your score comes from your portfolio. If you are lacking in a certain area, we need to know early so we can get you some extra activities to put there. I offered to let everyone present at the Chattahoochee Mountain Fair, but nobody took me up on it. That would have been 2-3 presentations with ~1,200 contacts or more for sharing and helping. I understand if some of you couldn’t make it that day. We can do more if you’re willing, like additional resources or have questions please contact Agent Andy or Mrs. Renee by calling the 4-H office at 706-754-2318.
Please call or come by to sign up. It's never too early to work on those projects!!!