Fort Valley State University 4-H'ers earn honors in district competition

Published By: Russell Boone March 21, 2024

(From left to right) Quincy Wilmore, Kayla Flowers, Cameron Pearson and Zi’Maya Sanders, Fort Valley State University Twiggs County 4-H students, earned awards at the 4-H Project Demonstration Competition in Eatonton, Georgia.

Twiggs County students participating in Fort Valley State University’s 4-H program recently earned awards at a district competition.

The “4-H Project Achievement” competition took place at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia. Students participated in various events such as public speaking, leadership and project development.

“Students choose a project area of interest, research the topic, then write and present their project,” said Phillip Petway, FVSU Twiggs County 4-H Extension agent. Students in grades 4-8 (Cloverleaf and Junior 4-H'ers) and 9-12 (Senior 4-H'ers) competed in the event.

FVSU Twiggs County junior and senior 4-H'ers earning awards included Cameron Pearson, graduating senior honor; Za’miya Sanders, safety project, first place; Quincy Wilmore, crafts project, second place and Kayla Flowers, companion animal project, third place.

Tavyen Carr grabbed second place Cloverleaf honors for his efforts in vocal performane arts.

Cloverleaf members earning honors were Tavyen Carr, vocal performance arts, second place and Lillie Epps, environmental science project, third place.

Lillie Epps earned third place Cloverleaf honors for her environmental science project.

Additionally, Petway said that by participating in competitions, students improve their skills in leadership, public speaking and record keeping. He also said that Kayla Flowers, an 11th grader, will represent Twiggs County on the Southeast District Senior Board.  

Kayla is the first 4-Her from Twiggs County in more than 15 years, under the direction of an FVSU 4-H agent, to be named to the Southeast District Senior Board. “That is a really big accomplishment,” Petway said.

For more information about FVSU’s 4-H Youth Development Program, contact Woodie Hughes, assistant Extension administrator state 4-H program leader at (478) 825-6296 ( or Phillip Petway at (478) 825-6296 (