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Contact: Dean Jackson Office of Public Information
Phone: 770.254.2736
Fax: 770.254.2807

December 15, 2017

4-H students thank school board for their support

Coweta County 4-H students visited the Coweta Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, presenting board members Christmas cookies and thanking them for their support of 4-H.

Coweta County 4-H Agent Megan Bailey visited the board during their December meeting accompanied by four students, including 8th grader Parker Arrington (East Coweta Middle School), 11th grader Nick Burkey (Crosspointe Christian Academy), 9th grade homeschooler Jennifer Brinton, and 11th grader Beck Glover (Newnan High School).

The group thanked the school board for their continual support for 4-H.

In Coweta, County, students are introduced to 4-H in their fifth grade classroom through a monthly meeting where they learn basic meeting protocol and participate in an interactive lesson that supplements their science and ELA standards. Students also learn about a variety of opportunities in 4-H that are available to them, and many participate in 4-H activities throughout their school career.

One of my favorite parts of 4-H is Project Achievement which is a statewide program that teaches youth skills in research and public speaking,” said Bailey. Students choose a topic of interest, research the topic, develop an informational demonstration, and present to their classmates. In January, students compete at the county competition hosted at Jefferson Parkway Elementary. Students can choose to compete in Project Achievement through 12th grade.

“We believe that Project Achievement teaches valuable skills in research and communication, as well as building confidence. Coweta 4-H would not be able to reach as many youth through Project Achievement if it weren’t for our involvement with the fifth grade classes.”

The 4-H members accompanying Bailey have been involved in 4-H since 5th grade, or earlier, and shared their participation in programs and competitions with board members, including participation in Trailblazers (the 4-H Middle School Club) and Sigma Lambda Chi (the 4-H High School Club) NHS student Beck Glover shared his success as one of two Georgia 4-H’ers chosen through an application process to serve as a national 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador and as a 4-H Leadership in Action District Winner.

4-H Students

Coweta County 4-H students visited the Coweta Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, to thank the board for their support of the program for Coweta’s youth, including 4-H Agent Megan Bailey (right) and Newnan High School student Beck Glover (left).