West District 4-H Activity Day

— Written By Denise Sherrill

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. There will also be monetary awards for gold medal winners in some categories at the district level from NC 4-H.

Judges watched the presentation videos, and made new score sheets, which were sent to participants. Judges wrote their questions on these score sheets. The state competition includes gold medalists in the 8-10 age group, and gold and silver medalists in the 11-18 age group. Cloverbuds do not go on to the state level

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. Some categories have financial awards for the gold medalists at the state competition.

If you did not do a 4-H presentation this year, and you would like to learn more, there are several options. 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