Effective communication skills are frequently highlighted as an essential component of youth positive development as they prepare to enter the workforce.
On Saturday, Jan. 26, Whitfield County 4-H’ers demonstrated their desire to be successful in their future careers at the 2019 Cloverleaf Northwest District Project Achievement Competition.
A total of 75 students from 15 schools competed in this annual event held at Georgia Highlands College in Rome.
These fifth and sixth graders made amazing efforts to demonstrate their exceptional talents, practice their public speaking skills and face their fears of public speaking.
While some were awarded for placing in the top three of their category, each student was a winner for showing up and sharing their skills at this district competition.
Recognizing the value of 4-H Project Achievement, some students are already planning their 2020 project. Seventh to 12th grade 4-H’ers are working on their presentations for their DPA competition in March and look forward to bringing home the win.
Participating schools and 4-H’ers:
Antioch: Tristan Cooper, Grayson Morton, Josselin Palma, Brandon Rosas, Angel Suliveres, Kaylee Welch, Johnathan Wooden
Beaverdale: Drew Davis
Blue Ridge: Luis Aguilar, Serenity Proctor.
Brookwood: Emily Betterton, Carly Bramlett, Bo Broadrick, Bryce Chapman, Brizeda Cortez, Rachel Edwards, Davis Haynes, Aaden Holloway, Coco Jung, Lydia Kidd, Allyson Lugo, Sydney Pressley, Layla Smith, Sarah Taylor, Sophie Webb
Cedar Ridge: Chyann Blevins, Manuel Gallegos, Rebecca Giron, Jasmine Hernandez, Jahtziri Pacheco, Chandler Proman
Christian Heritage: Brandon Hyun, Eli Jarrett, Benjamin Michmerhuizen, Tyler “Ty” Watkins
City Park: Areliy Adame, Adrian Cerda, Ellie Curtis, Jasmin Gonzalez, Amna Hussein, Kamila Montalvo, Angela Ramirez, Mariana Ramirez, Shamyra Robinson, Logan Tunnell
Dalton Middle: Ashanty Colon
Dawnville: Alex Cabrera, Gaby Huijon, Miriam Navarro, Sophia Sloan, Jeslyn Zilbert
Eastside: Brittany Garcia, Caroline Harnois; Oran Lumpkin; Jaxon Martinez; Emily Smith
North Whitfield Middle: Fatima Paramo
Roan: Dominick Parks, Jesse Sims
Tunnel Hill: Lucas Amos, Gage Barton, Trevor Jones, Cole Kopcsak
Westwood: Collier Andersen, Alyssa Angwin, Majdi Awad, Anna Bowen, Myar Helmi, Madison Holloway, Andrea Marsh, Brett Percy, Neha Shree, Slade Swaney, Alden Woods
Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts: Carter McKissick.