One thing that 4-H members can agree on is that they love competition, and the Tennessee 4-H program is happy to provide plenty of events in which to compete.
One of those competitions is for 6th, 7th and 8th grade 4-H members to showcase what they do in and know about their 4-H projects. This is Spring Achievement Day and table-top exhibit boards are a big part of the game.
Six local 4-H members traveled to Rutledge recently to participate in this year’s Spring Achievement Day. Abby Ferguson and Cassie Holt from Springdale Elementary, Caitlin Greer from SMMS, Olivia Robertson from Livesay Middle School, and Sarah Jones and Allison Rison from Homeschool 4-H went to show off their 4-H project work.
The contest at Spring Achievement Day centers on creating an exhibit board to explain some aspect of a member’s 4-H project work. However, the exhibit does not do all the work. The 4-H member must also explain their project work to the judges and answer any questions the judges may have. This is great training for upcoming job interviews!
Abby Ferguson competed in the Nutrition, Health and Fitness project. Abby won the exhibit contest for her project area and came in second overall with her exhibit board and record book scores averaged. Cassie Holt competed in the sheep project won with both her project display and her record book. Cassie took home the overall winner’s medallion for the sheep project. Caitlin Greer competed in the beef project where she scored second with her project exhibit. With her market steer and record book in county competition, Caitlin has kicked the year off right.
Olivia Robertson competed in the horse project. Olivia placed first with her exhibit board, second with her record book and came home with the overall winner’s medallion in the horse project. Sarah Jones competed in two different project areas this year, winning first with her horse project record book and then winning first with her beef project display board. Allison Rison competed in the veterinary science project and won with both her project display and record book. Allison took home the overall winner’s medallion for the veterinary science project.
We want to offer our congratulations to all of our competitors. You all did a great job and made us proud!