Chautauqua County 4-H Youth Compete at Western District Public Speaking Event

-by Kate Ewer, 4-H Community Educator

BUFFALO, NEW YORK (April 26, 2016) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program was well represented at the Western District Public Presentation Contest on April 9, 2016 at Bishop Timon High School.

Nine youth were eligible to compete in the event based on their performance at County level public presentations. Youth are judged on the delivery, subject of the presentation, and appearance of exhibitor. Chautauqua County youth competed well and all received silver or gold awards.

Youth from the Canadaway 4-H club that competed on April 9th include Matthew Brown, “Ellis Island,” gold award; Adam Lesch, “Ear Notching,” gold award; Jacob Lesch, “Not Your Grandfather’s Farm,” silver award; Anna Talbot; “Goat Identification,” gold award; Braden Lesch and Emily Brown, “Who’s On First” dramatic interpretation; gold medal. Jared Dorman from the Stockton Panthers received a gold award for his illustrated talk on the History of the New York Yankees. Andrea Swiderski represented the Fluvanna Farmyard Friends with her gold medal presentation titled “The Stress of Stress.” Tessa Warner, lone member, also delivered a gold award presentation on sheep.

Moving on to the State Competition on June 4th in Ithaca are Emily Brown, Braden Lesch, and Andrea Swiderski.

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 Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.


Kate Ewer
4-H Community Educator
716-664-9502 ext. 212

Last updated May 3, 2016