The Southwest District 4-H 2013 Communication Arts Event was held at the New England Public School the evening of May 30th.
Published June 21, 2013
By Kevin Schaefer, Herald Editor
Hettinger County Extension Agent Duaine Marxen and Slope County Extension Agent Shelby Hewson served as hosts to the 19 members of the multi-county competition. Adams, Slope, Hettinger and Stark/Billings Counties were all represented.
The 4-H Communication Arts program consists of demonstrations, public speaking, broadcast, commercial, short take, illustrated talk, presentation software, website design, 4-H promotion, video production,
dramatic presentation and interpretive reading.
The Communication Arts program is open to any youth involved in the Extension youth programs. A “recitation only” category for Cloverbuds (youth ages 5-7) is also offered.
Participants in that category were Brady Rustan, Grady Bock, Jess Schulz and Samantha Fitterer, all from a Slope County club,
In the Pre-Teen Interpretive Reading category, Wyatt Dorner from a Slope County club presented “The Important Farm Book,” but didn’t place.
In the Teen Interpretive Reading category, Emily Ehlis from a Hettinger County Club placed first with her “Adventure Dog.”
In the Pre-Teen Recitation category, Emma Bock from a Slope County club presented “4-H Creed” and placed first.
In the Pre-Teen Demonstration category, Honorable Mentions were awarded to Kaden Auch, from a Hettinger County club, for his”Quick Release Knot” and Kaylee Eisenbarth, from a Hettinger County club, for her “How to do a Sock Bun.” In that same category, Tanner Anderson, from a Hettinger County club, won first place with his “How to Shoot a Bow.”
Tate Nordby, from a Slope County club, won first place in the Dramatic Presentation category with his “History of Barbed Wire.”
In the Commercial category, Teddy Mayer and Jamison Johnson, from a Hettinger County club, won first place with their “Choosing a Gun for 4-H Shooting Sports.”