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 firstname.lastname@example.org.