CHERAW - John Rivers, Katie Rivers and Thomas Watson competed in the State 4-H Presentation Contest held at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College. Rivers received a Blue Ribbon and first place overall in his project area. Katie received a blue ribbon and was third place overall in his project area. Thomas received a blue ribbon in his project area. Blue ribbon winners scored a 90-100. From the blue Danish winners in each class/age group, the top three scores will received first, second and third place rosettes. Rivers and Watson gave demonstrations in the recycling project area and Katie Rivers gave a demonstration in the health area.
The purpose of the 4-H County Presentations Contest is to allow participants the opportunity to practice their presentation skills and receive valuable feedback on these skills. The program helps youth develop communication and public speaking skills as well as developing self-confidence.
Approximately 90 youth were registered for the event. The 4-H Presentation Contest allows youth ages 9-19 to show the presentation skills by giving illustrated talks, demonstrations, public speaking, and performing arts. Youth can choose from the many different project areas and compete in the Junior Division ages 9-13 or the Senior Age Divisions 14-19.
Michael McManus, County 4-H Agent said the students did an outstanding job in their presentations, especially for them competing for the first time. All of them were rewarded with blue ribbons for the preparation, practice, and presentation skills.