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Calgary Regional 4-H Communication results

Winners named in last level of competition for the junior and intermediate 4-H members of the area
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MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY - 4-H members challenged judges with their high-quality communication skills on March 19. The Calgary 4-H Region had three public speaking and three presentation competitions at the Strathmore Civic Centre.

The regional competitions are the fourth level of competition for these 4-H members. This is the last level of competition for the junior and intermediate members but the top two senior members continued on to the Provincial 4-H Competitions in Lacombe on April 9. We are very grateful for all the judges who came to judge and the volunteers who came to do many of the jobs during the day. Senior 4-H members did an excellent job of being the MCs for the competitions.

The Calgary 4-H Region consists of five districts as far west as the Alberta and B.C. border, as far east as Kneehill County, as far north as Innisfail, and as far south as Cayley. Each district sends forward their top two competitors in each age category and competition event. Juniors are ages 9 to11 years old.  Intermediates are 12 to 14 years old and seniors are 15 to 20 years old.  There were 51 4-H members competing, entertaining and educating everyone throughout the day this year!

In the public speaking competition, the first place winner for the juniors was Joel Mason from the Longview 4-H Beef Club and second place was O.M. from Millarville Mutt, Mustangs & Multi Club both in the Foothills District. Third was Sadie Winters from Sundre 4-H Club in the Mountain View District.

First place in the intermediate public speaking competition was Claire Mossing and second place was Eva Gustafson both from the Legendary Flatlands 4-H Club in the Foothills District. The third place winner was Katie Harder from the Crowfoot 4-H Multi Club in the Wheatland District.

The senior public speaking 4-H members educated us on many topics and were excellent speakers. The first place winner was Davis Gottenbos from the West Carstairs 4-H Club and second place winner was Declan Jones from the Bergen 4-H Club both in the Mountain View District. Third place winner was Braden Isley from the Bow Valley Beef & Multi Club in the Rocky View District.

Presentations were held during the afternoon. Some presentations were given by one 4-H member and some were a team of 4-H presenters. The first place junior presenter was Abigail Dowler and second place winner was Kieren Rennie both from the Prairie Winds Club in the Rocky View District.  Third place was Jaxon Coombs from the Bergen 4-H Club in the Mountain View District.

The intermediate first place presentation winner was Caleb Donner from the Prairie Winds 4-H Club in the Rocky View District. Second place was Griffin Keitel from the Cremona 4-H Club in the Mountain View District. Third place was the team of Lauren Kornelson and Ashley Janousek from the Millarville Mutts, Mustangs & Multi Club in the Foothills District.

First place in senior presentation was Isabella Parsons from the Kneehill 4-H Multi Club in the Kneehill District. Second place was the team of Thomas & Mathias Schmidt-Bellach from the Foothills 4-H Sheep & Multi Club in the Foothills District. The third place winner was Dustin Christensen from the Prairie Winds 4-H Club in the Rocky View District.

A very special acknowledgement to AltaLink and the Calgary Regional 4-H Council for recognizing the importance of the quality communication skills that 4-H members learn through 4-H and these events. Recognizing that confident, quality communications skills will be a very important asset to all 4-H members and society now and in the future.