2020 State 4-H Horse Public Speaking and Demonstration Contest

  • Published: Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020

SEDALIA, Mo. – Youths demonstrated their speaking and presentation abilities while sharing their knowledge of equine topics July 30 at the University of Missouri Extension 2020 State 4-H Horse Public Speaking and Demonstration Contest.

Awards were given for the top three places in each age division and category.

Junior Horse Public Speaking winners include Abigail White, Lafayette County, first place; and Lauren Kempker, Macon County, second place.

Senior Horse Public Speaking winners include Ashlyn Russell, Macon County, first place; and Ada Tucker, Newton County, second place.

Junior Horse Demonstration winners include Paisley Weldon, Macon County, first place; and Raylynn Moore, Linn County, second place.

Successful and meaningful programs like the State 4-H Horse Public Speaking and Demonstration Contest would not be possible without support from the Missouri 4-H Foundation, said Maria Calvert, state 4-H agriculture and natural resource science educator.

Members reported that because of their experiences in 4-H they are able to discuss equine topics and construct a presentation to educate others, Calvert said. They are also seeking to learn more about agriculture and are interested in agriculture careers. The youth participants shared that because of 4-H they like to learn new things, set goals for themselves, keep trying until they reach their goals and look for ways to involve all members of a group.

About 4-H

More than 55,000 members strong, Missouri 4-H is an active, dynamic organization of young people who are learning, growing and preparing to be the leaders of today and tomorrow – making a real difference in their community, country and world. 4-H is the youth development program of the University of Missouri and the nation’s Cooperative Extension System. For more information on Missouri 4-H, visit 4h.missouri.edu.

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