County’s 4-H public speakers compete

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Photo Submitted The sixth, seventh, and eighth grade county-level participants in this year’s 4-H Public Speaking Contest gathered Feb. 6 to display their oratory skills. Winner for the Eighth Grade Division was Ellarose Strasser. Seventh grader Rabeth Ryan took top honors for his class, with the Sixth Grade Divison winner Becca Clark taking top honors, and Lee Sweeney posting as runner-up. Jon Michael Jeter took third place.

Marshall County students in the fourth through eighth grades participated in the 4-H Public Speaking Contest throughout the month of January. On the evening of Feb. 6, 39 students gathered to compete for the titles of best public speakers in Marshall County among their peers.

Students qualified to compete by winning either a blue or red ribbon in public speaking at their individual school’s 4-H club competition. Students competed within their respective grade level to win awards at the 2017 Marshall County 4-H Public Speaking Contest.

First and second place winners from each grade advance to the Area 3 4-H Public Speaking Contest Feb. 16 at Motlow State Community College in Moore County.

(Above) Caroline Garrell took top honors among fourth Grade participants in the 4-H Public Speaking Contest. Will Beasley took second place, and third place went to Karlie Lohr.

4-H volunteers and judges are owed a debt of gratitude for making this event a great success, and congratulations to all 4-H participants for a job well done. To find out more about 4-H, please contact the UT Extension’s Marshall County Office at (931)359-1929.

Fifth grade participants in the county-wide 4-H Public Speaking Contest pose for a photo. First place went to Christa Warren, second place to Maddie Stalnecker, and third place was taken by Emily Butler.