4-H hosts Public Speaking, Presentations Contest

Speakers at 4-H

 SCOTTS BLUFF COUNTY, Neb. – The Scotts Bluff County 4-H Public Speaking & Presentations Contest was held on Saturday, March 30 at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center.

Through the 4-H Public Speaking Contest, youth have an opportunity to write a speech or a public service announcement (PSA) that incorporates the topic of 4-H and deliver it to an audience.

The 4-H Public Speaking Contest helps youth develop skills for communicating to real audiences, learn how to organize and prepare a speech, develop speech delivery skills, learn how to present themselves to others, and develop self-confidence. 

Blue ribbons were awarded to:

ν Junior Division – Ages 8-10

Laurence Keller (Morrill) – Guinea Pig Feeding

Jake Wilkinson (Morrill)My 4-H Goat Project 

ν Intermediate Division – Ages 11-13

Justin Keller (Morrill)Raising Chicks

Justine Wilkinson (Morrill)Color and You

Purple ribbons were awarded to:

ν Senior Division – Ages 14-18

Autumn Pittman (Morrill) – PSA, 4-H Empowers Youth to Reach Their Full Potential

Jessica Wilkinson (Morrill) – PSA, 4-Hers Roll Up Their Sleeves and Do with Their Hand

Pittman and Wilkinson were selected to advance to the Panhandle District Public Speaking Contest, scheduled for April 13.

District Public Speaking Contest Senior division contestants have the opportunity to advance to the State Public Speaking Contest, held during the Nebraska State Fair in late August and early September in Grand Island.


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