4-H to Host Virtual State Communications Day

DEANA K. REED


Communications projects are one of the hallmarks for 4-H youth development. Many alumni credit these projects with helping them overcome their fear of public speaking and developing into more effective communicators and leaders.

State 4-H Communications Day is the culmination of a yearlong communications project. These projects require youth to research, write, practice and deliver a speech, demonstration or mock job interview. It is the highlight of the program. Contestants who compete during the event received the Champion award during their area communications contests. The day gives them the chance to compete for statewide recognition.

Like in 2020, the 2021 contest will be held virtually as 4-H continues to monitor the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kentucky 4-H will announce the 2021 statewide communications winners at 7 p.m. ET July 20 on the Kentucky 4-H Facebook page. 4-H’ers, their families and 4-H supporters are welcome to watch the announcement and cheer on their favorite contestant.

Two Meade County 4-H members will be participating in the 2021 state level event. Senior member, Mary Brooke Stith and Junior member, Hadley Stanger both were awarded the Champion ribbon in their age categories at the county and district levels. Samantha Gex, Clare May, and Brylee Benham were also champions of their age categories and advanced to the district level as well. We are so very proud of them and their accomplishments!

For more nutrition information, contact your Meade Cooperative Extension Service.

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