A group of Polk County 4-H members took first place in their respective categories at the County Project Achievement competition on March 27 at the Polk County Extension Office.

The fifth- and sixth- graders, known as Cloverleafs, were the top presenters out of 200 students who presented at School Project Achievement competitions during in; school club meetings.

The event focuses on researching a topic of interest and presenting it to an audience within 4-6 minutes. It also teaches 4-H’ers public speaking skills and helps them gain self-confidence.

There were a total of eight participants from Polk County elementary and middle schools who competed. The students were judged by certified adult volunteers and 4-H staff, including Stephen Ely, Zoey Myrick and Shannon Ridgeway.

The following students competed at the county level and won first place in their respective category:

-Harlee Baxter; Outdoor Survival Skills; Young’s Grove Elementary

-Evelyn Cruz; Crafts; Westside Elementary

-Kaelan Denton; Art; Westside Elementary

-Claira Lanier; Sports; Eastside Elementary

-Valentin Rangel; History; Youngs Grove Elementary

-Chyanne Ridgeway; Dog Care & Training; Cedartown Middle School

-Laykn Thornton; Food for Health & Sport; Westside Elementary

-Ethan Woods; Agriculture Awareness; Van Wert Elementary

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