9 Speakers at the 4-H Mini Round Up
Posted: July 22, 2011
Poise, eye-contact and charm wowed the judges as they were put to the challenge of scoring and placing nine courageous 4-H members who participated in the 4-H Mini Round Up on Thursday, June 30th at 6pm in the Learning Center at the Education and Resource Center in Mill Hall. Those participating 4-H members grabbed the competition by the horns and showed off their public speaking abilities.
Three senior and six junior 4-H members shared their speeches and presentations to a panel of judges who placed them according to how well they presented their topic. Criteria included not only subject matter, but also appearance, grammar and vocabulary, demonstration equipment and accuracy. The topics that the participators presented were chosen relative to their own particular interests. Proud parents and friends looked on from their seats cheering the nerves away from the young 4-H’ers as they concluded their presentations.
In the senior level, Alexis Lingenfelter took first with her presentation on the W.A.A.C’s during WWII. Lingenfelter was closely followed by Destiny Stover. Keri Ford took first in the Senior Speech Category. Kayla Kimble stole the first place prize in the Junior Division with her presentation entitled, “Before You Ride… Brush Their Hide,” which showcased the steps and importance of horse grooming. Ford was also closely followed by her competition, Morgan Kerstetter, Olivia Benna, Allison Benna, Blaze Bierly and Tanner Bierly.
The heated competition was cooled down with an ice cream social at the end. The 4-H participants chatted and “horsed” around with their competition, family and friends while enjoying their make-it-yourself sundaes. So, if you ask me, with an ice cream sundae, everyone won.