4-H alumni tell us that developing public speaking skills in 4-H has helped them with school, jobs, and throughout their lives. Henderson County 4-H offers coaching to help youth develop and practice their presentations. Youth ages 5 – 18 as of January 1 are eligible to participate. Competition is for ages 9 – 18. Cloverbuds, youth ages 5 – 8, are encouraged to give presentations at the county and district levels on any topic that they choose. They will receive a small gift for participating. Click here for a sample 4-H presentation. Posters are available at the extension office to sign up for categories and age groups. Contact Denise for more information. Sign up by March 15.4-H Presentation Training – Tuesday, February 19, 7:00, NC Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center, 100 Jackson Park Rd. – across from the ball fields in Jackson Park. RSVP to Barbara.
How to Research a Topic, taught by middle school librarian, Loree Kelly
Saturday, March 2, Kaplan Auditorium in the Henderson County Public Library, at 2:00 pm. This class is for youth ages 9 – 18 and their parents. The information will be helpful for all types of research, not just 4-H presentations. RSVP to Barbara or call 697-4891 by Thursday, February 28.
Presentation Coaching by Appointment: RSVP to Barbara or call 697-4891
9 am – 12 and 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays March 5 – April 25 (No coaching April 11)
Tuesdays in May
Tuesdays and Thursdays June 4 – 20
County Activity Day – Presentation competition – Saturday, April 6, Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 6th Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28791 (Corner of 64W and Blythe St.). If you’re not giving a presentation this year, come to see what they’re like, and support other 4-H members.
Presentations will start at 9:00 am
Awards ceremony – 11:00 am
Late Presentations – for those who can’t be at County Activity Day – Thursday, April 11, 4:00 – 7:00, by reservation only, at the NC Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center. RSVP to Denise or call 697-4891.
District Activity Day – Saturday, April 27, at Haywood County Community College. The drive from Hendersonville to Haywood Community College should take about an hour. Presentations will start at 10:30. Age 9 – 10 District Gold Medal winners may go on to state competition. Ages 11 – 18 District Silver and Gold Medal winners may go on to state competition. If a category has a scholarship, only the Gold medalist will receive the scholarship to help pay expenses at 4-H Congress.
Contact Denise if you need a ride to District Activity Day. We will leave from NC Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center, at 8:00 am, and should be back by 4:00 pm.
I-26 to I-40 West
Exit 27 (Highway 19-23)
Exit 107 (East Jones Cove Road)
Follow signs to Haywood Community College.
Check in will be at the Sunrise Cafe.
NC 4-H Congress – State presentation competition in Raleigh – Saturday, June 22. Presentations will start at 8:30 am. We will need to travel to Raleigh Friday, June 21. 4-H Congress will be June 22 – 25.
Horse, Poultry, Egg Cookery and Horticulture Categories – Gold Medal Seniors (ages 15 – 18) in these categories may go on to national competition.