West District 4-H Activity Day

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Congratulations to all of the Henderson County 4-H’ers who gave presentations at the district level! We had 12 cloverbuds (ages 5-7) and 22 competitors (ages 8-18). The West District 4-H officers, including our very own Haley Hargus, created a video for West District 4-H Activity Day. Bronze, silver and gold medals will be awarded at the district level. Henderson County 4-H awards $60 to district gold medalists. 4-H donors, like Selee Corporation, and fundraisers, like the Small Fruit Sale, help to provide these funds. During normal times these funds are helpful to pay travel expenses for the state competition. At this point, we are not sure if there will be monetary awards from NC 4-H at the district level. If there is a monetary award, only the gold medalist receives it.

Judges watched the presentation videos, and made new score sheets, which will be sent to participants as soon as we receive them. Judges wrote their questions on these score sheets. The state competition will include gold medalists in the 8-10 age group, and gold and silver medalists in the 11-18 age group. Sorry, cloverbuds cannot go on to the state level. If you qualify for the state competition, when you re-record your video, state the judges’ questions at the end, and give your answers. The new videos will be due to Denise or Hannah by July 17. The format for the video will be the same, .mov or .mp4, with no cuts. Up to 5 attachments may be added in your email. If you have a powerpoint, the judges would like to see a pdf of it. Contact Denise or Hannah for coaching with your presentation, or help with making the new video.

The State 4-H Presentation Competition (for ages 8-18, as of January 1, 2020) will be the week of July 27. When we receive score sheets and ribbons from the state competition, we will send those to the participants. At this point, we are not sure if there will be financial awards or a ceremony at the state level.

If you did not do a 4-H presentation this year, and you would like to learn more, there are several options. For cloverbuds, ages 5-7, there is a public speaking class, using 2 sessions of very short videos per week, during the month of July. Sign up soon for the cloverbud class. For teens, Log on to Leadership is a self-paced class that teaches public speaking, goal setting, conflict management, and time management skills. Here is an overview of 4-H presentations. Here are some helpful YouTube videos:

Its Showtime! How to Demonstrate the 4-H Way

How to Give a 4-H Demonstration

Alex Arrowood The 8 Powers of the Octopus

Agnes Willis

Agnes Willis

Alison Trejo

Alison Trejo