Stokes County 4-H was well represented at the 2018 North Central District Activity Day, where 4-H’ers showed their public speaking skills by competing in presentations and entertainment. Stokes County 4-H had a total of 17 youth present.
This competition allows youth, ages 9 – 18, the opportunity to present information by demonstration or illustrated talk for competition. The time limit is generally between 5 and 12 minutes, with specific time regulations in specific categories. 4-H’ers are selected to compete at district competition through county competitions. If awarded at district, youth move to the state competition. 4-H presentations are a great way for youth to learn and practice public speaking skills.
Parker Smothers, Maddie East and Emmersyn East all presented in the Cloverbud Category, which is for youth 5-8 years old. These youth are simply practicing for competition, not actually competing in the competition.
The following youth presented in the 9-10 years old age categories. If the youth received Gold from district, they will move on to the state competition. Hadley East (Arts & Communication – Gold), Coleman East (Fisheries & Aquatics – Gold), Noah Moorefield (Citizenship/Community Service – Gold), Abigail Dowell (Horse – Silver), Amber Fackrell (Horse – Gold), and Eleanor Smothers (Horse Public Speaking – Gold)
The following youth presented in the 11-13 years old age categories. If the youth received Gold or Silver from district, they will move on to the state competition. Emmalee Bartle (Citizenship/Community Service- Gold) Katelyn Dowell (Horse- Silver) Jacob Miller (Health & Fitness- Gold) Hunter Smothers (Livestock & Dairy Production -Gold) Emma Pendleton- (Livestock & Dairy Production- Silver) Sam Pendleton- (Public Speaking- Gold)
The following youth presented in the 14-18 years old age categories. If the youth received Gold or Silver from district, they will move on to the state competition. Jeremiah Moorefield- (Citizenship/Community Service- Bronze) Jordan Miller- (Wheels & Engines- Bronze)
The following youth participated in the Entertains portion of District Activity Day. Eleanor and Hunter Smothers performed the song “Reckless Love” Jordan Miller performed an interpretive dance to “Masterpiece”
For more information about the Stokes County 4-H program, please contact Taylor Furr (4-H Agent) at 336-593-8179 or firstname.lastname@example.org