Marshall County 4-H Communications Contest Award winners announced
BENTON - The Marshall County Communications Contest was held March 11th at the Marshall County Extension Office. Seven youth gave presentations that night on a wide variety of subjects while two youth participated in mock job interviews.
Youth are advised to choose a topic that interests them so they can convey their excitement about the subject to the audience. Youth from South Marshall Elementary, Jonathan Elementary, South Middle School, and Marshall County High School participated in this year’s contest.
In the 4-H Communications Contest, students compete by age in speeches and by topic in demonstrations. At the county contest, Alyssa Hubbard competed in the 12 Year Old Speech category and Madison Vaughn in the 16 Year Old Speech level. Those who gave a demonstration included Courtney Phillips & Andrew Phillips (Team), Olivia Miller & Emily Rowland (Team), and Morgan Westerfield (Health).
Mary Hubbard and Isaiah Salyers participated in the 16-18 and 14-15 Year Old Mock Job Interviews. They each had to select from four potential jobs, prepare a resume, and answer interview questions by a panel of two judges.
Each participant received a ribbon based on the quality of their presentation. Seven youth qualified for the Purchase 4-H Communications Day Contest scheduled for April 15th in Hickman County. Alternates were also selected on the county level in case the category champion was unable to attend the area contest. Representing Marshall County are Andrew Phillips & Courtney Phillips, Morgan Westerfield, Alyssa Hubbard, Madison Vaughn, Isaiah Salyers, and Mary Hubbard. Olivia Miller & Emily Rowland were selected as alternates in the team demonstration category.