Halifax County 4-Hers Present Success at District Activity Day!

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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.

4-Her giving a speech

Audrey Myers (16) giving her speech “How to Buy a Horse”

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

4-Her giving a presentation on cattle

Mary Braswell Kiger (16) and her Presentation “Balancer Cattle”

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.

4-Her giving a presentation on birds

Shacori Scott (10) and her Presentation/Experiment “Why Do Birds Fly in a V-Formation”

  • 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.
Seven District Activity Day participants

Left to right: Rebecca Hilliard, Lynley Liles, Sklyer Moore, Lauren Fulkerson, Mary Braswell Kiger, Shannon Miles, & Ashley Brooks (Halifax 4-H Agent) at District Activity Day 2016

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.