4-H Youth Excel in County Presentation Competition
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.
|Berg, Elena||Open Class||9-10||Gold|
|Bickel, Skylar||Science & Technology||11-13||Gold|
|Dininny, Elanna & D’Anna||Family & Consumer Science||14-18||Gold|
|Fillman, Elizabeth||Fisheries & Aquatics||11-13||Gold|
|Fore, Jacob||Foods & Nutrition||Cloverbud||Participation|
|Lewis, Denzel||Fisheries & Aquatics||14-18||Gold|
|Martinez, Noelia||Environmental Science||11-13||Gold|
|Mazure, Isabelle||Egg Cookery||9-10||Gold|
|Mead, Maggie||Arts & Communication||9-10||Gold|
|Oyler, Ashley||Agriculture Science||14-18||Gold|
|Oyler, Emily||Science & Technology||14-18||Gold|
|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|
|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|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Cooperative Extension office at 910-798-7660. Check out New Hanover County 4-H on Facebook for news, photos, and more.