Winners Announced in DeKalb 4-H Public Speaking Contest

What are your greatest fears? For most Americans, public speaking is towards the top of that list. However, this is a skill that is important no matter what career field you are in. For DeKalb County 4-H members, this fear is quickly fading.
On January 22, the county public speaking contest was held at the Community Complex. In 4th grade, Katie Patterson was 1st place, Jake Christian 2nd, and Darrah Ramsey 3rd. Other 4th grade participants included Dixie Hill, Raven Savage, and Cooper Brown. In 5th grade, Maeloree Kirby placed 1st and Brandon Sobotka was 2nd. Placing 1st from 6th grade was Lily Martin, and Megan Price was 2nd. The top two in each grade will advance to the sub-regional contest which will be held on January 27th at the White County Middle School. Wyatt Martin, 10th grade, and Lydia Trail, 12th grade, won in the senior high division and will compete in February at the regional contest in Murfreesboro. All contestants received cash awards for their hard work at the county level.
Congratulations to all these contestants and all DeKalb County 4-H’ers who gave a speech this school year! To learn more about 4-H activities, please contact the DeKalb County Extension Office at 615-597-4549.
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4th Grade 4-H Speech Participants: Cooper Brown, Raven Savage, Darrah Ramsey 3rd place, Jake Christian 2nd place, and Katie Patterson 1st place. Not Pictured: Dixie Hill
5th Grade 4-H Speech Participants: Brandon Sobotka 2nd and Maeloree King 1st. 6th Grade 4-H Speech Participants: Megan Price 2nd place and Lily Martin 1st place.
Sr. High: Wyatt Martin, 10th grade, and Lydia Trail, 12th grade won in the Sr. High level 4-H speech contest.

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