Eighty-one 4-H’ers were awarded ribbons at the 2015 West Central Regional 4-H Public Speaking and Interview Contests held April 25 in North Platte.
In the Junior (10 years and younger), Intermediate (11 to 13 years) and Senior (14 to 18 years) division speakers were required to prepare an original speech on an aspect relating to their 4-H experience.
The top four speakers in senior division speech and PSA will represent the region at the State 4-H Speaking Contest held during the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. The contest is sponsored by the Nebraska Rural Radio Network.
In the junior, intermediate and senior radio Public Service Announcement (PSA) division, 4-Her’s were required to write a 60-second radio spot promoting 4-H. Four-Her’s who competed in the radio PSA division could also compete in the speech divisions.
Members 11 and older also had the opportunity to participate in the interview competition sponsored by Trusted Choice. These members exhibited their job application skills by submitting a resume and cover letter as well as completing a job application and in-person interview.
Former 4-H’ers have said that participation in the 4-H Public Speaking program has helped them develop skills that have benefited them in high school, college and on the job.
By learning how to present a speech youth develop organizational skills as well as communication skills. Being able to present ideas effectively helps build confidence.
Here are Chase County’s results
Junior Radio PSA Division—Brice Vitosh, Purple, Top 4; JD Tuller, Blue
Junior Public Speaking—Brice Vitosh, Purple, Top 4; JD Tuller, Red.
Intermediate Radio PSA Division—Morayah Cupp, Purple, Top 4; Ashley Grassia, Blue.
Intermediate Public Speaking—Morayah Cupp, Blue; Ashley Grassia, Blue
Senior Radio PSA Division—Amanda Grassia, Blue
Senior Public Speaking—Hayley Vitosh, Purple, Top 4; Amanda Grassia, Blue
Interview judging contest
Division 1—1st place-Ashley Grassia, Purple
Division 2—3rd place-Amanda Grassia, Purple