Bringing Back Tradition – District 4-H Competitions and District 4-H Council
After nearly a decade, 4-H youth from the District II counties of Bay, Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Walton and Washington had an opportunity to compete in District level competitions in 4-H Events and to elect District II 4-H Youth Council members. The District level competition in the 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest was brought back in 2015. We now have included a 4-H District Event competition! Competitions for all three events were held this past Saturday, May 21 at Freeport High School in Walton County, with 19 youth from Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties competing in the events and four youth from Jackson, Walton and Washington running for District officer seats.
First place winners from each of the participating counties in the county level 4-H Tropicana and 4-H Events were eligible to compete. Senior blue ribbon winners in the 4-H Events competition are eligible to travel on to State competition at the State 4-H University in July.
In the District II Council election the following youth were installed:
Secretary – Erika Pereda, Jackson County, Treasurer – Jackson Leath, Walton County (not pictured),
Reporter – Nathalie Yoder, Jackson County
We are so excited to have participation at this level and would like to congratulate all of the youth, their families, their club leaders, and their teachers for all of their hard work. The District II Team would like to thank the Walton County School Board for the use of the facilities and also thank our judges Geneva Lee, Judy Pinter and Lee Foshee.
District II 4-H Tropicana Speech Contest Results
1st Place – Raleigh Reed, “My Goat, Little Bit” – Walton County
2nd Place – Chelsea Showalter, “Why Kindness Is So Important” – Jackson County
1st Place – Caleb Dettweiler, “My Mom” – Calhoun County
2nd Place – Chelsie Davis, “You Might As Well Be You” – Jackson County
3rd Place – Gage Galloway, “Winston Churchill” – Holmes County
4th Place – Kirstyn Brown, “Geeky” – Washington County
1st Place – Jerryd Brown, “Accents” – Washington County
2nd Place – Jacob Ford, “New Words Added to the English Dictionary” – Jackson County
District II 4-H Events Results
1st Place: Whitney Yoder, “My First Show” – Jackson County
2nd Place: Nathan Shaffett “Fire Ants” – Washington County
1st Place: Nathalie Yoder, “Is It Safe?” – Jackson County*
Blue Ribbon – Raleigh Reed, “My Goat Little Bit” Animal Science – Walton County
Blue Ribbon – Benjamin Roach “How to Raise a Bottle Calf” – Jackson County
White Ribbon – Cass Dillard, “The Secrets of Sharks” – Washington County
Blue Ribbon – Jessica Wells, “From Abandoned to a Happy, Healthy Horse” Horse – Washington County*
White Ribbon – Emilee Foran & Ashlynn Sistrunk, “Robotics in Motion” – Jackson County
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Participation Certificate – Trinity Gilbert – Walton County
1st Place – Wesley Sistrunk, “Wesley Sings Country” – Jackson County
1st Place – Hannah Shaffett, “The Raven” dramatic reading – Washington County*
*Senior blue ribbon winners are eligible for participation at the state level competitions.
This event was coordinated by Jena Brooks, Walton County 4-H Agent, Niki Crawson, Holmes County 4-H Agent, Julie Dillard, Washington County CED and 4-H Agent, Angel Granger, Jackson
County 4-H Agent, and Heather Kent, Regional Specialized 4-H Agent. Also assisting were Lynn Nowling, Jackson County Administrative Assistant, Patti Peacock, Jackson County 4-H Program Assistant and Amy Meisner, Walton County Program Assistant.