Provincial Public Speaking Results

The Provincial 4-H Public Speaking Competition was held in Gray SK on Saturday April 10, 2010.  This event, titled ?Don?t Freak, Just Speak?, was hosted by the Gray 4-H Club of District 14. 32 competitors attended this illustrious event, demonstrating their amazing public speaking abilities.

The day was topped off with an awards banquet at the Regina Travelodge. Apart from an excellent supper, greetings from Saskatchewan 4-H Council president Jackie Andreas, and a visit from Harold the 4-H Hare, everyone also enjoyed guest speaker, 1998 Olympic Gold Medalist, Joan McCusker. Ms. McCusker shared words of wisdom about ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

The final awards were given out at the banquet as well.  Each member received a medal, a certificate and a commemorative 4-H bag. The top two winners in each age category also received special plaques.  Although each speaker did a truly magnificent job, the final results were:

1st Place - Caylee Dorval, Parkdale Multiple 4-H Club, NW, ?Rink Rat?
2nd Place ? Shelby Gibson, Springside 4-H Beef Club, SE, ?To Read or not to Read?

1st Place ? Tye Catley, Valley View 4-H Beef Club, SE, ?Boar Hunting?
2nd Place ? Payton Izsak, Equine Elite Light Horse 4-H Club, NE, ?Communication Skills?

1st Place ? Katelynn Tedford, Benson 4-H Beef Club, SE, ?Teenage Survival Guide?
2nd Place ? Makayla Rettger, Silver Shadows 4-H Club, NW, ?Football Fanatic?

1st ? Malina Garner, Vanscoy Multiple 4-H Club, NW, ?Here?
2nd ? Tyson Row, Lone Rock 4-H Beef Club, NW, ?The Big 10?

Thank you to our volunteer judges: CB: Leslie Erhardt, Pam Sattler, Lori Boesch;  JR: Anne Parker, Lee Moats, Donna Frei;  INT: Hugh Hudson, Patti Kelm, Angela Tillier;  SR: Elyse Fisher, Perry Erhardt, Grant Nicurity

Thank you to the following sponsors, without whose support this event would not be possible:

  • Presenting Sponsor: Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission
  • Banquet Sponsor: Markusson Country
  • Entertainment Sponsor: Ren Gro, Joan McCusker
  • Wrangler Sponsors: The Co-operators, Greystone Managed Investments, District 14 4-H Council
  • Green & White Sponsor: Mosaic
  • Cloverbud Friends: Balfour Moss, Merv Culham, CA, Olive Waller Zinkhan and Waller, The Gray Hall, The Communities of Riceton & Gray, Gray 4-H Club

A huge Thank You goes out to the members, leaders and volunteers of the Gray 4-H Club for the amazing amount of time, hard work and TLC they put into making this event a huge success! Another HUGE thank you goes out to committee chairperson, Virginia Carpenter, for being the mastermind behind the entire event. Thanks so much for a job very well done!

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