Granville 4-H members participate in District Activity Day

Three Granville County 4-H members presented at the North Central District 4-H District Activity Day. Participating members and the categories they competed in include:


Samuel Dickerson – Public Speaking
Abby Holsomback- Horse Presentations
Ella Holsomback – Presentations


Samuel Dickerson had placed “gold” on the county level before moving on to the district competition. Abby and Ella Holsomback won “gold” in their respective age divisions/categories for the district and will now advance to state level competition.


The 2020 4-H District Activity Day was conducted virtually due to the ongoing COVID19 impacts. Instead of competing in person in front of judges, competitors were asked to record a “one-cut” video of their presentation or demonstration, then upload it to a registration form with the help of their 4-H agent. Members were required to be featured on-screen at all times. Judges viewed presentations remotely and scored presenters on several criteria, including – but not limited to – voice, confidence and knowledge on subject matter, and professional appearance.


Abby and Ella will re-record their presentations incorporating the suggestions given by the district level judges. The new recordings will be submitted for judging at the state level at NC 4-H presentations competition.


An annual event, District Activity Day gives 4-H members an opportunity to practice public speaking skills while developing essential life skills for future success in their personal and professional lives.  


The North Carolina 4-H Congress will also be conducted virtually this year, and the same format will apply.


To learn more about opportunities available through Granville County 4-H, please contact Agent Lina Lue Howe at 919-603-1350 or at

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