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Posted: January 19, 2013 11:00 p.m.

Kimble: High school 4-H’ers complete project portfolios

Last week, I shared highlights from junior 4-H portfolios, so this week, it's time to talk about our senior 4-H'ers.

Twelve high school students in the ninth to 12th grades submitted portfolios of their project work, project sharing and helping, community service and leadership.

Winners at district competition will move on to State 4-H Congress this summer for a chance to earn a trip to National 4-H Congress and to earn the title of Master 4-H'er.

Tenth-grader Anna Simpson of Eastside High will use her experience living in Cambodia for the international project.

Newton High junior Bradford Porter will compete in communications this year, and has honed his skills by working on the school's newspaper, The RamPage.

Catherine Little, a home schooled 10th grader, is a member of the American Rabbit Breeders' Association and has birthed 10 litters of rabbits this year.

Alcovy High senior Cati Aevaliotis uses her food safety and preservation project skills both at home and in her culinary arts class at AHS.

Tenth-grader Flannery Peay, a home school student, completed more than 1,000 hours of classes, rehearsals and other learning activities in performing arts in 2012.

Ken Galloway, a freshman at Georgia Perimeter, is competing in the computers project again this year.

Eleventh-grader Kyra Huger of Newton High is in the general recreation project.

She performs with the Newton High Sound Factory marching band and also volunteers with her brother's Cub Scout den.

Eastside High 11th grader Liz Simpson has made everything from tomato and grilled bread salad to almond-apricot chicken with mint pesto.

She uses the skills she will exhibit in the festive foods for health project to make and donate dishes for various groups and individuals throughout the year.

Freshman Mallori Johnson of Eastside High performs in her school marching and concert bands as well as takes dance and ballet classes.

She also performs in a youth choir. Mallori will compete in the general recreation project.
Michelle Lewis, an Eastside junior, is turning her knowledge from environmental science class into her project in conservation of natural resources.

She participates in many recycling and reuse programs through 4-H and was on the Youth Summit team which helped 4-H collect more than 20,000 books this year for local literacy projects.

Junior Solange Lord of Eastside High will compete in the piano performing arts project.

During 2012, she performed in piano recitals, Oxford Youth Singers productions, and Eastside High productions. She is hosting a French exchange student all year.

Will Holder, a 10th grade home school student, is a state 4-H ambassador in science, engineering and technology.

He gave 11 presentations last year on topics ranging from nuclear physics to thermodynamics, and hopes to one day earn a Ph.D. in both nuclear physics and linguistics.

Our portfolio year just kicked off a few weeks ago, so it's a perfect time to find out how your youth can start his or her own list of accomplishments today.

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