The UF/IFAS Escambia County Extension Office hosted 4-H County Events on March 4, 2023. 4-H County Events consist of competitions in public speaking/horse public speaking, demonstrations and illustrated talks, photography, graphic design, and share-the-fun (talent) activities. The event featured 80 youth, submitting 104 different entries. This year all senior blue-ribbon demonstrations and the top two public speakers and Share-the-Fun participants will go on to District 4-H Events in May. The top junior (8-10 years old), intermediate (11-13 years old), and senior (14+ years old) photographs will now also proceed to the district contest. For graphic design competitions, all blue-ribbon winners will be eligible for the state contest at 4-H University at the University of Florida in July!
Below are the winners from County Events who participated in the graphic design contest and are heading on to the state contest. Graphic Design: Syrah Chauvette, Ava Chauvette, Kailee Dunlap, Laney Clarke, Ryan Clarke, Kirstyn Wainscott, and Taylor Anderson. Kailee Dunlap’s flyer was named Best in Show.
Below are winners from County Events who will be representing Escambia County at the district competition. Share-the-Fun: Holin Saucer, Kailee Dunlap, and Madelyn Goss. Public Speaking/Horse Public Speaking: Rhett Harcourt, Abby Hayes, Izzy Hayes, Brayden Clarke, and Gracie Meredith; Demonstrations and Illustrated Talks: Baylee B., Paisley Bennett, Abby Hayes, Izzy Hayes, Emma Duffield, Chloe B., Hunter Smith, Mason Kaetzel, Noah Manzanares and Laila Bobbitt, Taylor Anderson, Alan B., Ava Chauvette and Kailee Dunlap, Laney Clarke and Ryan Clarke, Aubrie Dillon and Madelyn Goss, Kelsey Dunlap and Kirstyn Wainscott, Tucker Padgett and Payton Fuqua, Cat Proud, and Chase Smith.
Below are the winners from County Events who will be representing Escambia County at the state photography competition. Photography: Zaiyn Chauvette, Kadence Wainscott, and Ryan Clarke. The photo contest provided a showcase for 4-H members’ photographic accomplishments. The winning photographs were displayed with the intent of increasing public awareness and understanding of the 4-H program and the top overall photo taken by Ryan Clarke is being exhibited inside the Langley Bell 4-H Center.
County Events would not be possible without our many adult volunteers. They serve as judges, room monitors, scorekeepers, and more! A big thank you goes out to our speech and talent judges and volunteers for all of their hard work: Colleen Carbone, Melvin Gaylard, Jenice Jones, Louis LeDuc, Anne Peterson, Gwen Shiver, Angela Tinker, and Jennifer Thorne. We would also like to thank the Wide Angle Photo Club for sending members Loretto Sitton, and Richard Smith to judge the photography contest and Escambia County for allowing Allison Woodfin to judge graphic designs.. If this sounds fun and you want to help make the best, better, then please consider volunteering with Escambia County 4-H. Please call the 4-H office at 850-475-5230 to get started today. Congratulations again to all of the 4-H members for their efforts at Escambia County 4-H Events!
UF/IFAS Extension in Escambia County is an Equal Opportunity Institution.