UGA Extension Office

9th - 12th Grade

To attend DPA, 4-H'ers must first turn in a portfolio, worth 50% of their total score, detailing their relevant project work and other activities competed during the previous calendar year. Next, 4-H'ers will prepare a 10 - 12 minute long speech, worth 50% of their total score, with visual aids to present to their peers and to judges during the competition in March.

Those who place first at DPA will compete at State Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, in July. Seniors will compete with the top competitors from all four districts in Georgia, take an educational tour somewhere in the city, attend a free trip to Six Flags, and put their table manners to the test while dining at various banquets throughout the week.


Junior & Senior Presentation Workshops

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. Whether your child participated in Project Achievement previously or this is their very first encounter, we hope to help you support your child in this endeavor. Beginning in the 7th grade competition process, youth are expected to produce lengthier presentations and submit a portfolio for written work. Both the portfolio and presentation comprise 50% each of the total score at competition. We have two workshops coming up to help our 4-H’ers prepare and complete their portfolios and begin preparing for their presentations.