4-H Youth Excel in County Presentation Competition

— Written By Leslie Dill

On May 2nd, 2015, nearly 40 New Hanover County students gathered for 4-H County Activity Day in Wilmington, NC. The students develop 5-12 minute presentations or demonstrations on a wide variety of topics to present in front of friends, family and judges. The competition is divided into three age divisions – 9-10, 11-13 and 14-18. Children ages 5 to 8 participate but are not judged competitively.

Quinn O'Keefe, Shamrock 4-H Club member, teaches the audience about the unique trails of owls.

Quinn O’Keefe, 9 year old Shamrock 4-H Club member, teaches the audience about the unique trails of owls.

Name Category Age Group Award
Bandukwala, Aleeza Health/Fitness Cloverbud Participation
Bandukwala, Zoya Forestry Cloverbud Participation
Berg, Elena Open Class 9-10 Gold
Bickel, Landry Forestry Cloverbud Participation
Bickel, Skylar Science & Technology 11-13 Gold
Crist, Ivy Electric 14-18 Gold
Dininny, Elanna & D’Anna Family & Consumer Science 14-18 Gold
Fillman, Elizabeth Fisheries & Aquatics 11-13 Gold
Fore, Jacob Foods & Nutrition Cloverbud Participation
Fore, Ryan Forestry 9-10 Gold
Lewis, Denzel Fisheries & Aquatics 14-18 Gold
Lewis, Kendall Horse 11-13 Gold
Martinez, Noelia Environmental Science 11-13 Gold
Mazure, Isabelle Egg Cookery 9-10 Gold
Mead, Maggie Arts & Communication 9-10 Gold
Mead, River Forestry Cloverbud Participation
O’Keefe, Quinn Forestry 9-10 Silver
Oyler, Ashley Agriculture Science 14-18 Gold
Oyler, Emily Science & Technology 14-18 Gold
Raynor, Ella Health/Fitness 11-13 Gold
Schevis, Amanda Horse 11-13 Silver
Sharpe, Liz Careers & Entrepreneurship 11-13 Gold
Sharpe, Samantha Foods & Nutrition 11-13 Gold
Shepard, Aidan Careers & Entrepreneurship 14-18 Gold
Shepard, Cate Science & Technology 9-10 Gold
Smith, Bailey Environmental Science 11-13 Silver
Smith, Jerod Arts & Communication Cloverbud Participation
Smith, Jordyn Hospitality, Etiquette & Social 9-10 Gold
Smith, Madilyn Poultry 9-10 Gold
Williamson, Asa Wheels & Engines Cloverbud Participation
Williamson, Kai Small & Companion Animals Cloverbud Participation
Williamson, Maya Rose Bugs & Bees Cloverbud Participation
Johnston, Ethan 4-H Entertains 9-18 Gold
Johnston, Erin 4-H Entertains 9-18 Gold
Johnston, Elliot 4-H Entertains Cloverbud Participation
Rosettes are presented to the youth for their hard work.

Rosettes are presented to students for their hard work.

By demonstrating a practice or providing information about subjects that interest them, kids learn public speaking skills and develop self confidence that will serve them well throughout their lives. “Doing 4-H presentations has helped me speak with more confidence in front of groups and work on my fear of public speaking. This year I am trying to make my way back to Congress (state level competition)”, shares 10 year old Ryan Fore, President of the Coastal Explorers 4-H Club.

Isabelle Mazure, Coastal Explorers 4-H Club member, demonstrates how to cook a delicious, nutritious crepe.

Isabelle Mazure, 10 year old member of the Coastal Explorers 4-H Club, demonstrates how to cook a delicious, nutritious crepe.

All of the youth will advance to the district level competition on June 13th at the Lenoir County Community College in Kinston, NC.

**Photo credit: Eric Peterson, New Hanover County Media Production Specialist

4-H is a community of young people learning life skills under the direction of educators with North Carolina Cooperative Extension – the community outreach organization of N.C. State and N.C. A&T State Universities. More than 235,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 18 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year, with the help of 21,400 adult and youth volunteers.  

To learn more about becoming involved in the program contact Leslie Dill, Extension 4-H Agent, at leslie_dill@ncsu.edu or call the Cooperative Extension office at 910-798-7660. Check out New Hanover County 4-H on Facebook for news, photos, and more.

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