80 Youth participate in annual event.
-By Kate Ewer, 4-H Community Educator
JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (March 18, 2016) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program held countywide Public Presentation Evaluation Day on Saturday, March 5th at Cassadaga Valley Central School. 80 youth gave presentations on varying topic areas and styles.
4-H presentations are a staple of the program. Youth are scored by volunteer evaluators on their delivery, the content of the presentation, as well as the appearance of the presenter. Presentation styles vary and include illustrated talks where youth give an informational presentation about a person, place, or thing, also demonstrations where youth show the audience how to create something. Dramatic interpretation and speech presentation styles give youth the opportunity to perform short skits, recite poetry, short stories, or speeches from historical figures.
Youth who give exceptional presentations have the opportunity to compete at district and state level. This year Emily Brown, Matthew Brown, Jared Dorman, Jane Fortna, Braden Lesch, Jacob Lesch, Andrea Swiderski, Anna Talbot, and Tessa Warner were selected to compete at the Western District event at Bishop Timon High School on April 9th.
Presentation Day aligns with the New York State 4-H value of helping youth develop skills that will help them succeed in higher education, their chosen career path, and as members of their families and communities.
Photo Caption: Anna Talbot gives her illustrated talk about Goat Identification to judges Branden Boyer and Brandi Peterson and an audience of fellow 4-H presenters and their families at the March 5th 4-H Public Presentation Day Contest at Cassadaga Valley Central School.
The 4-H Youth Development Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
Last updated March 18, 2016