Thursday, September 26, 2013

4-H’ers from the Ozarks do well at State 4-H Speech Contest

Contact: Jeremy Elliot-Engel, county program director
Newton County Extension Center, Neosho, Mo.
Tel: (417) 455-9500

Columbia, Mo. -- One hundred thirty youth succeeded at the State 4-H Public Speaking Contest held Oct. 14 in Columbia, Mo. Below are the names of this year's top finishers from 4-H clubs in the Ozarks.

Prepared Speaking
Junior Division
2nd Place (Section 1): Krayson Leonard (Cedar County)
2nd Place (Section 3): Ashley Suter (Greene County)

Dramatic Interpretation
Senior Division
2nd Place: Teri Anglen (Dallas County)

Intermediate Division
2nd Place: Hamer Goolsby (Christian County)

Junior Division
1st Place: Dallas Goolsby (Christian County)

Humorous Interpretation
Junior Division
1st Place: Grant Goolsby (Christian County)

Missouri 4-H is University of Missouri Extension's youth development program. The 4-H program helps to create opportunities for young people to be valued, contributing members of their community. To learn more about 4-H -- the world’s largest youth-serving organization -- and how to get involved locally go online to

Residents of southwest Missouri contact any of these 4-H youth development specialists for  information: Karla Deaver in Lawrence County at (417) 466-3102; Velynda Cameron in Polk County at (417) 326-4916; Bob McNary in Jasper County at (417) 358-2158; Amy Patillo in Howell County at (417) 256-2391; or Jeremy Elliott-Engel in Newton County at (417) 455-9500.


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