4-H Central Interior Regional public speaking winners from the Williams Lake District are Nicole Bailey (left)

4-H Central Interior Regional public speaking winners from the Williams Lake District are Nicole Bailey (left)

4-H team excels at regional speech contest

Williams Lake and District 4-H Clubs were at the 4-H Central Interior Regional Public Speaking Competion.

With good research, exceptional writing skills, poise and eloquence, Williams Lake and District 4-H Club speakers delivered superb performances and won all the medals at the 4-H Central Interior Regional Public Speaking Competion.

Caitlin Khong of Horsefly 4-H Club took Regional Junior Gold.

Nicole Bailey of Rose Lake/Miocene 4-H Club won Regional Junior Silver.

Maria DiMarco from Big Lake 4-H Club was the Regional Senior Gold winner.

Adriane Kennedy of Chimney Valley 4-H Club won the Regional Senior Silver.

Five Junior speakers (9-12 yrs old) and five Senior speakers (13-19 yrs old) delivered interesting speeches to a panel of six judges during the event held at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George on April 26. Most of the judges were members of Prince George Toastmasters.

Junior public speakers were required to write and present a speech of three to five minutes while Senior speakers’ speeches were five to seven minutes.

Other speakers in the regional competition were winners from Quesnel and Prince George Districts.

To be eligible for the regional competition, these young speakers had earned Gold or Silver standings first at their local 4-H clubs, then at the district level.

In Williams Lake District there are nine 4-H clubs.

Congratulations to our winning 4-H speakers. We are proud of you! Thank you also to their supportive families.

The annual Williams Lake and District 4-H speeches and demonstrations were held in the Valley Room in 100 Mile House on April 18.

The 4-H members who attended this event had already placed in the top two of their club competition.

Sixteen speeches and three demonstrations were performed by members from seven clubs.

Lone Butte 4H Club A Leader Heidi Meier congratulated all the members who participated.

“I am always amazed at the variety of topics. There are never two the same.”

Results of the district speeches were as follows:

Junior speeches

First, Caitlyn Khong, A Toy Company, Horsefly 4-H Club.

Second, Nicole Bailey, My Family Trip, Rose Lake Miocene 4-H Club.

Third, Karlie-Rae Ross, My Dog Taco, Lone Butte 4-H Club.

Senior speeches

First, Adreanne Kennedy, Yetis, Chimney Valley 4-H Club.

Second, Maria Dimarco, Social Media, Big Lake 4-H Club.

Third, Allan Stafford, Charlie Crane, Chimney Valley 4-H Club

Junior demonstrations

First, Karisa Fraser and Alexis Work, Snowboarding, Rose Lake Miocene 4H Club.

Senior demonstrations

First, Ashley VanWyck and Brenda VanWyck, Crepes, Big Lake 4-H Club.

Second, Kailee Messer-Leboe and Jordana Wintjes, Scones, Rose Lake/Miocene. 4H Club.

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