Local 4-H Youth Win Gold at Districts

— Written By Leslie Dill
Greg Hoover, District Extension Director, presents Rachel Mumey with a Gold medal for her presentation, "Dipers and Wipers."

Greg Hoover, District Extension Director, presents Rachel Mumey with a Gold medal for her presentation, “Dipers and Wipers.”

Each year hundreds of 4-H members develop public speaking skills through presentations and demonstrations at 4-H District Activity Day and this year was no different as over 400 4-H members, parents, volunteers, and staff gathered on April 27th at Mt. Olive College to give presentations on horses, local foods, bullying, technology and much more.

New Hanover County had its highest participation in recent years with eight youth giving presentations.

  • Kevin Artz received Gold in the Health & Fitness 14-18 age division for his presentation on the Philosophy of Human Behavior. Kevin also presided over the Awards Ceremony through his role as the Southeast District Reporter.

    Aidan Shepard, son of Brad and Melinda Shepard, gives his presentation on "wearable" electronics. Aidan received a Gold medal.

    Aidan Shepard, son of Brad and Melinda Shepard, gives his presentation on “wearable” electronics. Aidan received a Gold medal.

  • Maia Cheatham received Gold in the Health & Fitness 11-13 age division for her presentation on Organic Versus Traditional Farming.
  • Sriganesh Gopal received Silver in the Science & Technology 14-18 age division for his presentation, “What Makes Me, Me?”
  • Turner Medlicott received a participation ribbon in the Health & Fitness 14-18 age division for his presentation on the Benefits of Recreational Sports.
  • Louisa Michael received Gold in the Foods & Nutrition 14-18 age division for her demonstration on Appealing Gluten Free Banana Bread.
  • Rachel Mumey received Gold in the Family & Consumer Science 14-18 age division for her presentation, “Dipers and Wipers.”
  • Robert Perry received Gold in the Safety 14-18 age division for his presentation, “Ouch! That Really Hurt!” During the Awards Ceremony Robert was introduced as the 2013-2014 Southeast District Vice President.
  • Aidan Shepard received Gold in the Electric 11-13 year old division for his presentation on Wearable Electronics.

“I am so proud of the hard work our 4-Hers put into their presentations. It takes a lot of courage to do public speaking but it’s from those experiences that challenge us that we grow,” offers 4-H Agent, Leslie Wilson.

Gold and Silver winners will move on to compete at the state level competition on June 22nd at North Carolina 4-H Congress in Raleigh.

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