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4-H’ers earn recognition as strong communicators at state fair

Aug 23, 2017
4-H’ers Zoey Dennler and Baylee Stalder both active in Green Acres 4-H Club and Horse & Pony 4-H Club, were hands-on with many Iowa State Fair goers sharing their knowledge and craft to make fun farm animal masks.

4-H’ers compete in three categories of oral communication — educational presentations, working exhibits, extemporaneous speaking. In educational presentations, the 4-H’ers teach their audience about a topic they selected and researched. In working exhibits, the 4-H’ers invite passers-by to try a skill they demonstrate. In extemporaneous speaking, the 4-H’ers prepare a speech in 30 minutes and deliver it to an audience.

“4-H prides itself on developing good communicators,” said Amy Green, Washington County 4-H/Youth Coordinator. “I am always impressed and thankful that our members are willing to put in the time to learn about a topic they are passionate about, organize a message and then practice over and over again to present and teach an audience.”

Washington County 4-H’ers giving educational presentations follow: David Hora, “What Can You See From 400 Feet?” Drone Technology, Seal of Excellence; Brittney Pfeifer, “You Have the Power” Saving the Environment, Seal of Excellence; Roy Carter,

“Say What You See” Optical Illusions & Implicit Bias, Seal of Merit; Annie Morrison, Recycling, Seal of Merit; Bailey Rees,

Optical Illusions, Certificate of Recognition; and Zoe Fisher, The Oregon Trail, Seal of Excellence.

Washington County 4-H’ers with working exhibits follow: Isadoora Goode, Folded Paper Bookmarks, Seal of Merit;

Zoey Dennler and Baylee Stalder, Fun Farm Animal Masks, Seal of Excellence; and Bailey and Ally Rees, Bookmark Buddies, Seal of Excellence.

Washington County 4-H’er in extemporaneous speaking was Brooke Stout, Excellence.

For more information on Washington County 4-H or communication skill building opportunities, contact the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811. Follow “Washington County 4-H – Iowa” on Facebook.

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