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McDuffie Cloverleaf 4-H'ers to compete in Feb. 14 district event at Rock Eagle

More than 100 fifth and sixth grade 4-H members will demonstrate what they have learned in their project areas during the past year as they compete in the District Project Achievement at Rock Eagle on Feb. 14.

According to Lori Purcell, Northwest District Program Development Coordinator, more than 900 students from 20 counties in the Northwest and Northeast Districts will attend the meeting. Each student will give a three- to six-minute speech on what he/she has learned in his project area using posters and other visual aids. The demonstrations will be viewed by two adult judges and the other competitors in the project. First, second and third place winners will be recognized at the closing assembly.

Research-based youth projects started in Georgia in 1905 with Boys' Corn Clubs. Nearly five years later, the Girls' Tomato Canning Clubs were added to the program. But today's 4-H offers much more. At this year's Cloverleaf DPA competition, there will be project competitors in air science, computers, performing arts, photography, sports, water conservation, paleontology, plants and soils, horse and wildlife, just to name a few. The wide variety of projects offered today shows how the organization has grown and expanded to appeal to the interests of boys and girls regardless of where they live.

For additional information on 4-H in McDuffie County, contact Kylie Hamlin at (706) 595-1815 or visit Georgia 4-H on the web at

Web posted on Thursday, February 12, 2009

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