Polk County 4-H Clubs hold County 4-H Public Speaking contest
Feb 24, 2013 | 563 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Awards in the eighth-grade division were first place, Trea Waters, Copper Basin High;  second, Tabitha Swallows, Chilhowee Middle; and  third, Hannah Jack, Copper Basin High School. Awards in the ninth-grade  division were first place, Hannah McNelly, 4-H Home school Club, who also placed 3rd in Regional Competition. Awarded in the 10th-grade division was Christopher Stewart from the 4-H Home School Club. All first-place recipients will represent Polk County in the Regional 4-H Public Speaking Contest.  The volunteer judges were   Jim Ledford, Gloris Risko, Terri Ford, Greg Austin, Holly Williams, Jan Stephenson, Chris Spurling and Betsy Switzer.  The Polk County 4-H program is open to all youth of eligible age in Polk County.
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The Polk County 4-H Clubs held the County 4-H Public Speaking contest on Friday, February 1. Fifty-three 4-H members from across the county met and competed in their grade level at First Baptist Church in Benton. 4-H is proud of the accomplishments of the many 4-H members who learn the valuable life skill of communications through public speaking. Contests such as 4-H Public Speaking events help members gain a skills that will remain with them throughout life. This year a record number of 4-H members entered their local club contest. The top speakers were invited to the county contest.