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(Neb.)-Twelve To Represent Local 4-H In Regional Speech Contest

By: Chris Fankhauser Posted at: 04/16/2013 08:48 AM

(Chadron)-Twelve 4-H speakers were selected to represent Dawes County at the Regional 4-H Speaking Contest to be held April 27th. On Monday April 8, Dawes County 4-H members presented original speeches and public service announcements (PSAs) in the 2013 Dawes County 4-H Public Speaking Event held at Chadron.
Those selected to present at the upcoming Regional 4-H Speech Event were Tristan Hunter, Alyssa Snyder, Cole Madsen, Curt Bruhn, Jacob Lemmon (2 entries), Lance Cattin, Chase Franey, Taylor Davidson, Chance Snook, Jerhett Cattin and Kane Wellnitz.
Communications Event Sponsors are KSDZ Radio, Corn Valley 4-H Club, Ray Grantham, Happy Hustlers 4-H Club, Hencey Plumbing and Hydronics, John & Kim Madsen, Tommy’s Car Lot, Tom & Carol Foster
Youth from age 5 to 19 have an opportunity to participate in the 4-H Public Speaking program. The 4-H Public Speaking Event also is sponsored by the Nebraska Rural Radio Network, which includes KRVN, KNEB, and KTIC. They provide the ribbons, $25 cash award for the top four winners in the Senior Division of the Regional Contests and special awards for the state 4-H speech and PSA winners.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension staff and volunteers organize events such as the 4-H Public Speaking Event to teach 4-H youth important life skills.  Learn more about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H Youth Development Program at 4h.unl.edu and “Know How. Know Now.”
By age division, 4-H members receiving awards at the Dawes County 4-H Event for original 4-H speeches were:
Junior Division
Cole Madsen, Champion
Tristan Hunter, Reserve Champion
Alyssa Snyder, Blue Ribbon
Dylan Davidson, Red Ribbon
Hanna Meier, Red Ribbon
Clover Kids
Ashley Hunter, Participation Ribbon
Jack Hunter, Participation Ribbon
Intermediate Division
Jake Lemmon, Champion
Wyatt Davidson, Reserve Champion
Curt Bruhn, Blue Ribbon
Lance Cattin, Blue Ribbon
Katie Lewin, Blue Ribbon
Senior Division
Taylor Davidson, Champion
Chase Franey, Reserve Champion
In the Public Service Announcement category 4-H members in each division were required to write a 60 second radio spot promoting 4-H. By age division, the 4-H members receiving awards at the Dawes County 4-H Event for original public service announcements were:
Intermediate Division
Jake Lemmon, Champion
Senior Division
Chance Snook, Champion
Kane Wellnitz, Reserve Champion
Jerhett Cattin, Blue Ribbon
Joseph Cattin, Red Ribbon            
(Story submitted by Jamie Goffena)


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