LaGRANGE — Six students in seventh through 12th grades represented Troup County 4H at the junior/senior District Project Achievement competition March 4 to 6 at Rock Eagle 4H Center in Eatonton.
Local 4H students Jessica Moore, Ananda Lee, Scott Hicks, Amy Channell, Dre Flagg and Whitney Moore competed in the DPA. The competition is the culminating event for the year in Georgia 4H.
Channell, Hicks and Lee placed in the top three for their project area. Junior and senior 4H students who compete in DPA prepare a portfolio, which is basically a resume with pictures highlighting all their work, achievements and service for the past year. The portfolios equal half of the score.
The other half of the total score comes from a prepared speech or demonstration in the student’s project area. Senior 4H students who win first place or a sweepstakes in their project area compete at the state competition called State Congress in July.
During DPA, there were 317 junior 4H students and 358 senior 4H students from 37 counties who competed.
Students in the seventh and eighth grades are considered junior 4H members and students in the ninth through 12th grades are considered senior 4H members.
From a press release submitted by the Troup County UGA Extension office.