4-H Members Succeed at Area Public Speaking Contest

DeKalb County recently hosted the 4-H sub-regional public speaking contest at DeKalb County High School. This event brought in over 80 4-H members and their families from 11 surrounding counties. The youth won the contest in their individual counties and earned a spot to compete at this level.
Included in this group were six 4-H members from DeKalb County who represented us very well and were faced with some fierce competition. In 4th grade, Andrew Dakas and Dare Collins competed. Dare received 3rd place. Tess Barton and Peyton Norris received 3rd and 4th place respectively in 5th grade. Cooper Brown and Jacklyn Kleparek both participated in the 6th grade division.
It takes lots of practice and courage to participate in public speaking but it is a skill that will forever benefit these youth. All 4-H members who gave a speech this year, whether at the classroom, county, or regional level, should feel proud of their accomplishments. For more information about the 4-H program, please contact the UT-TSU Extension Office at 615-597-4945. 4-H is a proud part of UT and TSU Extension. UT-TSU Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment through the cooperation of county, state, and federal governments.
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Dare Collins, Andrew Dakas, Peyton Norris, Tess Barton, Cooper Brown, and Jacklyn Kleparek all represented DeKalb County 4-H well at the sub-regional public speaking contest.
Dare Collins received 3rd place in the 4th grade sub-region public speaking contest.
Peyton & Tess:
Peyton Norris placed 4th and Tess Barton 3rd in the 5th grade sub-region public speaking contest.

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