Thirteen 4-H members, presenting 27 entries, received ribbons at the Chase County Public Speaking and Music Contest held last week.
Through the 4-H Public Speaking Contest, youths 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 contest allows youths to communicate about current issues to real audiences, learn how to organize, prepare and deliver a speech, learn how to present themselves to others and develop self-confidence.
In Chase County, 4-H members also have the option to prepare and perform a vocal or instrumental piece for the contest.
Nine participants are eligible to advance to the Regional 4-H Public Speaking/PSA Contest to be held in North Platte on April 25.
Youths eligible to advance are Morayah Cupp, Molly Spicer, Brady Gittlein, Regan Gittlein, Brice Vitosh, Hayley Vitosh, Amanda Grassia, Ashley Grassia and JD Tuller.
Complete results are as follows:
Junior—Brice Vitosh, Purple; JD Tuller, Reserve Champion PSA
Intermediate—Ashley Grassia, Purple; Morayah Cupp, Grand Champion PSA
Senior—Brady Gittlien, Blue; Regan Gittlien, Blue; Amanda Grassia, Purple
Clover Kid—Odessa Zadina, Rainbow Ribbon; Amber Tuller, Rainbow Ribbon
Junior—Molly Spicer, Purple; JD Tuller, Reserve Champion; Brice Vitosh, Grand Champion
Intermediate—Ashley Grassia, Reserve Champion; Morayah Cupp, Grand Champion
Senior—Amanda Grassia, Reserve Champion; Hayley Vitosh, Grand Champion
Red—Ella O’Neil, Flute; JD Tuller, Piano
Purple—Morayah Cupp, Flute; Ashley Grassia, Piano (2); Amanda Grassia, Piano (2)
Blue—Ella O’Neil, Piano
Clover Kid—Carter Kuenning, Piano; Amber Tuller, Piano