Halifax County 4-Hers Present Success at District Activity Day!
There are all kinds of statistics explaining how speaking in front of an audience is one of the population’s greatest fears – second only to dying. I can tell you that in Halifax County, we have eight youth who have conquered that fear and become stellar examples of presenters and public speakers.
The twenty-two counties in the Northeast District hold a competition every year for 4-Hers to show off their skills in a variety of Presentation and Public Speaking Categories. The 2016 District Activity Day was a great success for Halifax County! Eight 4-Hers presented and came away with 7 medals! Mary Braswell Kiger (16) presented in the highly competitive Livestock category with her exciting presentation on Balancer Cattle, a new, cutting-edge breed for the Cattle Industry
Shacori Scott (10) presented in the Science and Technology Category with her fascinating experiment graphing the energy expended by birds flying in a V-formation. Scott won a Silver Medal at the competition.
Rebecca Hilliard (16) presented on Guide Horses, an incredible and cost-efficient new service animal in the form of miniature horses. Hilliard won the Bronze Medal in the Horse 14-18 year old category. The team of Skyler Moore (16) and Lauren Fulkerson (16) presented a comical and informative talk on the differences between Foundation and Modern Quarter Horses. The team won Silver in the 14-18 Horse Category and will be representatives of Halifax at the State 4-H Competition. Audrey Myers (16) competed in the 14-18 Horse Public Speaking category with a heartfelt, informative discussion on buying horses in which she shares both tips from research and her own experience. Myers won the Gold Medal and will be representing Halifax at the State 4-H Competition as well. Shannon Miles (15) presented in the 14-18 Careers and Entrepreneurship category with her presentation Becoming A Veterinarian, with an in-depth look based on interviews and research at the necessary steps to become a vet and the complicated lifestyle of one. Miles won the Gold Medal in her category and will join her fellow 4-Hers as a Halifax Representative at the State 4-H competition. Lynley Liles (16) presented a highly informative and technical presentation on the cutting-edge technology of Fetal Surgery in the medical field in the 14-18 Science and Technology category. Winning the Gold Medal in her category, Liles will be representing Halifax County in this very competitive category at the State 4-H Competition.
Halifax County is so proud of all of its presenters and sends best wishes to our State Representatives in July.
The State 4-H Presentation and Public Speaking Competition will be held at North Carolina 4-H Congress on the NC State University Campus July 16, 2016.