Published On: Tue, Jun 18th, 2019

4-H youth win at District Public Speaking Competition

Several Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) 4-H youth attended the West District 4-H Activity Day at McDowell High School in Marion on Saturday, June 15. They are shown, left to right, Emma Taylor, Ayosta Lossie, Kaelin Jones, Lucian Davis, Joanna Shipman, Carys, Holiday, Enola Shipman, and Julian Lanning. (Photo by Chi Shipman/4-H volunteer)

 

Several Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) 4-H youth placed at the West District 4-H Activity Day at McDowell High School in Marion on Saturday, June 15.  4-H youth had the opportunity to compete in the presentations competition, giving a 5-12 minute presentation on various topics.  There are 32 different categories, so there is an opportunity to present on just about anything.

Four 4-H youth placed in the top three in their age group and category including:  Kaelin Jones placed third in 14-18 Arts and Communications for her presentation about simple phrases to learn in Korean, Carys Holiday placed third in 11-13 Careers and Entrepreneurship for her presentation about how 4-H is helping her become a veterinarian, Ayosta Lossie placed second in 11-13 Dairy Foods for her presentation about incorporating dairy into dinner by making chicken alfredo, and Joanna Shipman placed first in 9-10 Food and Nutrition for her presentation on making pancakes.

Other youth who participated were: Emma Taylor gave a presentation on the Cherokee language in 11-13 Arts and Communications, Lucian Davis gave a presentation on becoming a Broadway star in 14-18 Careers and Entrepreneurship, and Julian Lanning gave a presentation on making salsa in 8-10 Fruit and Vegetable Use.

EBCI 4-H is a youth development program provided by N.C. Cooperative Extension.  There are over 6 million youth in the United States involved with 4-H to learn citizenship, leadership, and life skills.  Youth aged 5-18 are eligible to join the EBCI 4-H program to learn about healthy living, STEM, civic responsibility, and career development.

– EBCI 4-H program release

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