February 26, 2015 Issue
JC 4-H competes at DPA

By Linda D. Farris

Seventeen Jefferson County 4-H’ers in grades seventh through 11th attended Junior/Senior District Project Achievement at Rock Eagle Jan. 30 to Feb. 1. Jefferson County 4-H’ers competed against 646 other 4-H’ers from throughout the Southeast District.

Senior 4-H’er Karley Sanders, received first place in performing arts dance. By achieving first place Sanders will now travel to Atlanta this summer to compete in State Congress where she will again present her demonstration and attempt to win a trip to National 4-H Congress.


Other Senior 4-H’ers competing were Leslie Brassell in dairy foods, Olivia Moore in entomology, Brenna Johnson and Johnny McCullough in performing arts vocal, Sam Walters, Cole Wright and Kyle Wright in performing arts instrumental, Jarius Lewis in poultry and egg science, and Matthew Norton in safety.

Junior 4-H’er Bethany Rodgers received first place in general recreation, Cassidy Grace received first place in public speaking and Brylie Handy received second place in dairy foods.

Other Junior 4-H’ers competing were Brittany Atkinson in dairy foods, Jordan Hildebrant in outdoor recreation, Jayden Carroll in performing arts general, and Rhyanna Palmer in performing arts instrumental.

To compete at the district level, each 4-H’er completes a 4-H portfolio of their project activities during the past year where these are submitted prior to the contest for judging. While at District Project Achievement they present an illustrated demonstration in their project area. The portfolio and demonstration scores are combined to determine the winners.

Other activities held during the weekend were a community service fair, trivia bus, assemblies, Saturday night recreation, graduating senior banquet and the election of Junior and Senior Southeast District 4-H Board Members.

Attending DPA with the 4-H’ers were Mark Braddy, district board advisor, Kelly Brassell, Pam Handy, Kailey and Daphne Sanders, volunteer leaders and Linda D. Farris, 4-H CEPA.

Robert Williams earns Student of the Month at OFTC

Special Reports

Robert “Pops” Williams received the February Student of the Month honors from Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) Adult Education, Jefferson County Campus.

After losing his job due to company restructuring, Williams took the opportunity to improve his education and employability status by working towards his GED.

“Williams is a hard worker and eager to learn,” said OFTC Adult Education Instructor Jonathan Hellyer. “Williams excels in his academic work, shows great character and is a true role model for younger students. Williams strives to do his best and always meets his goal. He has a great desire to learn all that he can and never gives up.”


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