2013 4-H District Activity Day: Presentations

— Written By
Madison Boyd, Gold, Livestock and Dairy Production

Madison Boyd, Gold, Livestock and Dairy Production

How to serve tea, Nutrition of Herbs, All about Falcons, Fur Trapping, Community Service, Preparing for a Natural Disaster, Duct Tape Crafts and Show steer fitting.

These are just a few of the topics 255 youth gave presentations on at this year’s 4-H Northeast District Activity Day, sponsored by North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Washington County boasted 7 of these participants!

The event was held at College of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013. Over 400 youth, parents and volunteers attended the event.

The 4-H Presentation Program helps youth enhance their public speaking skills, learn the research process, gain confidence and self-esteem, while developing the ability to think and speak in front of a group of people about something that interests them.

Youth had the opportunity to organize, prepare, and present a demonstration, illustrated talk, formal speech, recitation, or dramatic interpretation before an audience. These presentations are related in difficulty to the age and ability of the youth.

4-H youth were offered constructive feedback and positive reinforcement by the many 4-H volunteers and community members who served as judges that day. Gold and Silver award winning, outstanding presenters will have the opportunity to advance to the state level of competition in Raleigh in June.

Washington County received many accolades for its presentations this year! Washington County 4-H had: One gold winning presentation from Madison Boyd of the Farmview 4-H Club on Show steer fitting, One silver presentation from Reagan Glass in the Community Service category, Two bronze from Eliza Barsanti on Herbs, and Emily Chandler on Serving Tea. Other District Activity Day presentation participants included: Owen Price, Emma Barrett, and Anna Claire Barrett who all competed in the Cloverbud category.

Madison and Reagan will have the opportunity to advance to the state competition in June.

To find out more about the 4-H Presentations Program or how your children can become involved in 4-H, contact Laura Oliver, 4-H Agent by phone, 793-2163, or email, laura_oliver@ncsu.edu.