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Delaware 4-H’ers Practice Their Public Speaking Skills


4-H programs have concluded their respective county public speaking contests for the year, and now the winners will have an opportunity to compete at the state contest during the Delaware State Fair in July. 4-H members combine their creativity with their public presentation skills to deliver excellent public speeches to those in attendance. Many friends and family share that public speaking is one of their favorite events of the year. Nervous 4-H’ers might not agree, but each time they participate their skills improve and they feel more comfortable.

Just by listening to the speeches, one could learn the “Easiest Way to Clean your Room” or understand “How Science is Helping Football Helmet Safety”. You could expand your understanding of “Women’s Role in Agriculture” or “Walk Through Historical Old New Castle”. You could be introduced to Sarah’s dog, Coco or hear about Austin’s “Awesome Road Trip”. Public Speaking is an important skill that 4-H’ers build during their time in the program; effective communication is the key to leading a rewarding life.

 

New Castle County 4-H Top Finishers

  • Senior Division ages 14-19: 1st - Eason Li, Meado-Larks 4-H Club, 2nd - Brandon Tang, Meado- Larks 4-H Club
  • Junior Division ages 12-13: 1st- Melanie Witte, Porter Gang 4-H Club, 2nd- Micaela Pennachi, Summit Bridge 4-H Club, 3rd    Elijah Roberts, Summit Bridge 4-H Club
  • Beginner Division ages 10-11:1st - Alexis Wolff, St. Ann’s 4-H Club, 2nd - Liam Aber, Holy Angels 4-H Club, 3rd Sarah Siegel, Bear 4-H Club
  • Beginner Division ages 8-9: 1st - Evelyn Witte, Porter Gang 4-H Club

 

Kent County 4-H Top Finishers

  • Senior Division ages 14-19: 1st Brenna Geidel, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, 2nd Lake Vasey, Pure Country 4-H Club, 3rd Brielle Carter, Peach Blossom 4-H Club
  • Junior Division ages 12-13: 1st Trey Moffett, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, 2nd Austin Yourek, New Horizons 4-H Club, 3rd Hannah Abubakari, Dover Clovers 4-H Club
  • Beginner Division ages 10-11: 1st Lily Moffett, Westville 4-H Club, 2nd Mackenzie Cusick, Legacy 4-H Club, 3rd Michael Dixon, Midstate 4-H Club
  • Beginner Division ages 8-9: 1st Ephraim Yourek, New Horizons 4-H Club, 2nd Gianna Keen, Westville 4-H Club, 3rd Zoe Woodward, Peach Blossom 4-H Club

 

Sussex County 4-H Top Finishers

  • Senior Division (14-19 year old):  Jenna Anger, Bridgeville Mustangs, “I Sea the Future”
  • Junior Division (12-13 year old):  Carter Bradley, Bridgeville Mustangs, “Untitled”
  • Beginner II (10-11 year old)Addison Freebery, Hollymount, “A Taste of the Big Apple”
  • Beginner I (8-9 year old) Division: Claire Denham, Hollymount, “From Foster to Forever”

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