County 4-H Public Speaking Winners

December 10, 2012
by: 
April Martin
4th grade 4-H speech contestants  (Photo by April Martin)
5th grade 4-H speech contestants (Photo by April Martin)
6 – 12th grade 4-H speech contestants (Photo by April Martin)

The County 4-H Public Speaking Contest was held recently. This contest gives young people an "upper edge" by providing them with important skills to use throughout their life such as poise, presentation skills, the ability to think on their feet, and confidence in themselves. Congratulations to the following 4-H members:

4th grade: 1st place, Skylar Fuson; 2nd place, Lily Martin, and 3rd place, Will Purcell. Other participants included: Amy Johnson, Monica Carlton, Malichi Hall, and Briana Agee.

5th grade: 1st place, Anna Chew, 2nd place, Braxton Hutchings, and 3rd place, Mya Ruch. Also participating were: Sophia Mahan, Ben Snipes, Stephanie Atnip, Kaitlyn George, Christian Trail, Justin Washer, Julia Curtis, Raiden Martin, Deborah Griffith, Sarette Aranda, Caitlin Milligan, Aubry Downey, Mary Maple, and Clayton Kirby.

6th grade: 1st place, Tom Tippin

8th grade: 1st place, Luke Green and 2nd place Wyatt Martin

9th grade: 1st place, Will Cain and 2nd place Ted Tippin

10th grade: 1st place, Lydia Trail and 2nd place Brooke Reffue

Several of these 4-H members will be advancing to the Sub-regional contest next month.

The 4-H program is a youth component of the University of Tennessee Extension.

Caption for 4th grade picture:

4th grade 4-H speech contestants (left to right): 1st place winner Skylar Fuson, 2nd place winner Lily Martin, and 3rd place winner Will Purcell. Not pictured are: Amy Johnson, Monica Carlton, Malichi Hall, and Briana Agee (photo by April Martin).

Caption for 5th grade picture:

5th grade 4-H speech contestants (first row, left to right): Mya Ruch (3rd place winner), Anna Chew (1st place winner), Braxton Hutchings, Sophia Mahan, Destinee Ritchie

And Kaitlyn George. Second row: Mary Maple, Aubry Downey, Raiden Martin, Justin Washer, and Clayton Kirby. Third row: Christian Trail, Caitlin Milligen, and Julia Curtis. Not pictured are: Stephanie Atnip, Deborah Griffith, Sarette Aranda, and Ben Snipes (Photo by April Martin).

Caption for 6 - 12th grade picture:

6 – 12th grade 4-H speech contestants (first row, left to right): 1st place winner in 6th grade, Tom Tippin; and 1st place in 10th grade, Lydia Trail. Second row: Brook Reffue 8th 2nd place winner in 10th grade; 2nd place winner in 9th grade, Ted Tippin; 1st place winner in 9th grade, Will Cain; 1st place winner in 8th grade, Luke Green, and 2nd place in 8th grade, Wyatt Martin (photo by April Martin).

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