Eight of our Dade County 4-H’ers traveled to the NW District 4-H Cloverleaf DPA competition on Saturday, January 25, at Georgia Highlands College in Rome, Georgia. They made presentations in front of judges and students from counties all over northwest Georgia.
The competition was for fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Avery Rickard made her presentation on the proper feeding of horses in the Horse category. In Performing Arts–General, Carrigan Davison performed a jazz dance routine.
Liam Davison described the steps to surviving successfully in the wilderness in Outdoor Survival Skills. Sophie Daniel shared her knowledge of llamas in the Companion & Specialty Animals category. Chloe Sunderman described the steps in drawing an elephant in the Arts category.
Gracyn Wells won third place in Swine with her presentation on pigs. Keagan White made her presentation in Dog Care & Training. Hailey Gerrells won first place in Performing Arts-Vocal. All of our students did a great job of representing Dade County!
We also had two Dade County 4-H Teen Leaders from Dade County High School who volunteered to help at DPA. Kara Wilson and Sidney Jones both worked as room hosts to welcome students to their competition rooms. They were also Carnival Leaders.
While Cloverleaf 4-H’ers were not giving their presentations, they could attend the carnival, which featured games, line dancing and service projects. Several of our Dade County 4-H’ers participated in the service projects.
We would like to thank the adult volunteers from Dade County who helped at Cloverleaf DPA. Jessica Reed and Andrea Jones spent the day judging presentations. Katie Brown brought several students and attended their presentations. Dade County ANR Agent Sarah Dyer and 4-H Educator Alison Henderson (your humble narrator) judged presentations as well. The Cloverleaf DPA competition is only possible because of the hundreds of volunteers who make it happen.