Buzz: Floyd County 4-H competes in district project contest; Lee Donahue elected to help represent northwest area.

Buzz: Floyd County 4-H competes in district project contest; Lee Donahue elected to help represent northwest area.

Left to right: Mason Daniel, Madison Wood, Bryson Williams, Lee Donahue, Julia Wood and Ashlyn Williams
Lee Donahue NW District Board of Directors

More than 300 seventh through 12th grade youth from 35 counties gathered at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton for the Northwest District Project Achievement. Floyd County was represented by six youth in five project areas.

Those participating were able to refine their leadership, research, and public speaking skills while competing to continue to the state level. In addition to the soft skills developed, youth are able to gain a deep understanding about their selected project area. Over 100 individual project areas are available for youth to research and present to a panel of experts in the field. In addition to their oral presentation, a portfolio showcases their activities throughout the year.

 Abbie Salmon, Floyd County 4-H Agent says, “Project Achievement has always been a great opportunity for kids to gain real world experience in public speaking, food labs and performing, but this year was truly incredible to see the kids work through the challenges of Covid.  Their determination and resiliency brings hope for a bright future.”

Floyd County Representatives include:

  • Mason Daniel-History
  • Lee Donahue-Performing Arts Piano 2nd Place
  • Bryson Williams-Performing Arts Piano
  • Ashlyn Williams-Performing Arts Piano 1st Place
  • Julia Wood-General Recreation 2nd Place
  • Madison Wood-Performing Arts Vocal

Lee Donahue was also elected by his peers to serve on a 39-county representative board of directors to represent the needs and ideas of the Northwest District.  Board members are responsible for attending Officer Training, event planning meetings, and serving as a representative at district events.

For more information, visit georgia4h.org or contact your local Floyd County Extension office at 706-295-6210.

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