Friday, September 14, 2012

Greene County 4-H’ers Place High at State Horse Public Speaking and Demonstration Contest

Several young 4-H members from Greene County participated in the 4-H State Horse Public Speaking and Demonstration Contest in Columbia (Sept. 8-9) and placed high according to Velynda Cameron, 4-H youth development specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

Junior Team Demonstration

1st place - Cara Driskell (Willard, Sac River Stablemates 4-H Club) and Mattie Cobban (Fair Grove, Sac River Stablemates 4-H Club).

Senior Public Speaking

1st Place - Jessica Cobban (Fair Grove, Sac River Stablemates 4-H Club). Jessica will be the Missouri Representative to the Eastern 4-H National in Louisville, KY in November

Senior Demonstration or Illustrated Talk

3rd Place - Becca Hensley (Springfield, Sac River Stablemates 4-H Club).

“Congratulations to these 4-H members and the volunteers who coached them,” said Cameron.

Missouri 4-H is University of Missouri Extension's youth development program. The program is designed to help to create opportunities for young people to be valued, contributing members of their community.

To learn more about 4-H and how to get involved locally go online to or visit the nearest University of Missouri Extension Center. Enrollment fees may vary slightly from county to county.

For information on enrolling with an existing club or starting a new 4-H club, contact any of the 4-H youth development specialists in southwest Missouri: Velynda Cameron in Polk County at (417) 326-4916; Bob McNary in Jasper County at (417) 358-2158; Karla Deaver in Lawrence County at (417) 466-3102; or Jeremy Elliott-Engel in Newton County at (417) 455-9500.


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