UGA Extension Office

Project Achievement (DPA)

***UPDATE ON CLOVERLEAF DPA, MARCH 21st***

Due to unfortunate circumstances caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Cloverleaf DPA Competition scheduled for March 21st has been cancelled. Once the county deems it safe for the Tattnall County Extension Office to re-open to the public, students who had already paid their $20 registration fee will have the option of requesting a refund or applying the registration fee to Fall DPA which will be held in Lyons, GA in November. Our tentative plans are to host a countywide in-person DPA competition in July for all Tattnall County participants; however, there will not be a charge for the county competition. 

 


4-H Project Achievement

What is 4-H Project Achievement?

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. Cloverleaf and Junior 4-H’ers (4th – 8th graders), begin competition in their school or county and advance to the district level. Senior competitions (9th-12th grade) encourage youth to become more involved in their project areas and advance to the state and national levels.

Why 4-H Project Achievement?

4-H Project Achievement provides youth an excellent opportunity to expand their English Language Arts skills on the 4th, 5th and 6th grade level. They learn about how to research topics, write speeches, create visual aids, and speak in front of others. On the Junior and Senior level, 4-H'ers also learn about record keeping and resume building. 

Cloverleaf Project Achievement

Youth in 4th-6th grade are eligible to compete in Cloverleaf Project Achievement through Tattnall County 4-H. In 2019, Tattnall County 4-H implemented a new Cloverleaf Speech Contest. The Contest will be promoted in 4th, 5th and 6th grade classrooms in Fall 2019. Winners of the speech contest will be invited to compete at the District Project Achievement Contest in Emanuel County in March. 

Junior Project Achievement

Youth in 7th-8th grade are invited to compete in Junior Project Achievement. Juniors are responsible for selecting a project from a statewide list and signing up for Project Achievement with their local County Extension Office. 

Portfolio: They would then keep a record of all related activities that they do from January 1, 2019- December 31, 2019. The record book, called a "portfolio", should include activities completed in the 4-H'ers selected project area, as well as leadership, citizenship, sharing and helping activities. This portfolio will be formatted as a two page resume and one page of supporting pictures.

Presentation: The presentation component will vary slightly by project. For cooking projects, students will have a one hour lab time in which they will prepare a food dish live in front of a panel of judges. For performing arts, students would have a 4 minute time frame in which they would perform their talent: singing, dancing or instrumental. 

Senior Project Achievement

Youth in 9th-12th grade are invited to compete in Senior Project Achievement. Juniors are responsible for selecting a project from a statewide list.

Portfolio: They would then keep a record of all related activities that they do from January 1, 2019- December 31, 2019. The record book, called a "portfolio", should include activities completed in the 4-H'ers selected project area, as well as leadership, citizenship, sharing and helping activities. This portfolio will be formatted as a cover letter, two page resume and two pages of supporting pictures.

Presentation: The presentation component will vary slightly by project. For cooking projects, students will have a one hour lab time in which they will prepare a food dish live in front of a panel of judges. For performing arts, students would have a 4 minute time frame in which they would perform their talent: singing, dancing or instrumental. 

More Information

For more details about project achievement, please contact the Tattnall County Extension Office at (912) 557-6724.