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Area 4-Hers compete in District Communication Arts


June 10, 2019

4-H District with their ribbons and medals

Young people from Wells, Stutsman, Sheridan, Eddy and Foster counties competed on Thursday, May 30, in the 4-H District Communication Arts Contest held at Fessenden School. Communication Arts is the 4-H speech and demonstration competition that is held at the county, district and state levels. Participants are encouraged to use their own creativity and originality in preparing their public presentation. The Communication Arts program is open to any youth involved in extension youth programs and includes three age divisions.

The Cloverbud Division, youth finishing kindergarten through second grade, present but do not compete. The Junior division, youth 8-12 years old, and the Senior division, youth ages 13-18, compete to earn the opportunity to represent the district at the State Contest, which is held in July at Minot. Winners over the age of 13 are also provided a waiver for the Extension Youth Conference Registration fee.

All participants in the District Contest were presented with gifts. Medallions were provided to Champions in the Junior and Senior divisions. Rosettes were awarded to Honorable Mentions. Cloverbuds earned participation ribbons.

Cloverbud Participants:

Eddy County: Neecie Swart; Foster County: Kadence Spickler;

Sheridan County: Jude Dieterle, Henry Wardner and Josie McLeod;

Wells County: Layne Allmaras, Roxanne Snively and James Ongstad.

Junior Division Champions:

Eddy County: Tillie Swart, Demonstration – Individual; Chaztin Wobbema, Dramatic Presentation – Individual.

Foster County: Maddyx Davis and Vinnie Ruppel, Demonstration – Team, Haylie Spickler and Trace Spickler, Interpretive Reading – Team.

Sheridan County: Royce Wardner, Mass Media/Broadcasting – Individual; Charlie Sparrow and Royce Wardner, Mass Media/Broadcasting– Team; Aubrey Steinhert, Mass Media/4-H Promotion – Individual.

Stutsman County: Kylee Hoffman, Speech/ShortTake – Individual; Madison Hoffman, Fish Tank

Wells County: Hanna Widicker, Interpretive Reading – Individual.

Junior Division Honorable Mentions:

Sheridan County: Charlie Sparrow, Interpretive Reading – Individual.

Stutsman County: Madison Hoffman, Interpretive Reading – Individual; Connor Smith, Demonstration – Individual.

Wells County: Eli Alfstad, Demonstration – Individual.

Other Junior Division Participants:

Eddy County: Lora Wobbema, Demonstration – Individual; Joie Helseth, Interpretive Reading Individual.

Foster County: Vinnie Ruppell, Prepared Speech – Individual; Haylie Spickler, Demonstration – Individual.

Sheridan County: Bianca Burkle, Interpretive Reading – Individual; Wyatt McLeod, Demonstration – Individual.

Stutsman County: Destiny Opp, Interpretive Reading – Individual; Kylee Hoffman, Demonstration – Individual.

Wells County: Matthew Ongstad, Interpretive Reading – Individual; Matthew Ongstad, Illustrated Talks – Individual; Addie Allmaras, Illustrated Talks – Individual; Ella Allmaras, Demonstration – Individual; Remington Snively, Speech/ Prepared- Individual.

Senior Division Champions:

Eddy County: Macy Wobbema, Demonstration – Individual.

Stutsman County: Cheyana Smith, Demonstration – Individual; Kathryn Hetlevet, Interpretive Reading – Individual.

Wells County: Harrison Lies, Demonstration – Individual; Ryan Snively and Remington Snively, Electronic Presentation/Video – Team.

Senior Division Honorable Mentions:

Wells County: Ryan Snively, Illustrated Talk – Individual.

The 4-H Communication Arts program has five primary objectives:

• To help participants develop communication skills that are useful throughout a lifetime.

• To provide participants an opportunity to practice skills before a group.

• To provide participants an opportunity to gather and organize information, equipment and props for public presentation.

• To develop participants confidence in making public presentations.

•To evaluate and enhance communication skills.


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