Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 2, 2012

Local 4-H’ers compete at county contest

CROSSVILLE — More than fifty Cumberland County fourth- through 11th-grade 4-H’ers competed in the countywide public speaking contest Saturday, Jan. 28, at Martin Elementary. Competition began in November with local public speaking contests being held in the classrooms at each of the schools. Participants spoke on topics related to citizenship, patriotism and their community. Club winners were determined and invited to represent their classes at the county-level contest. 

All the participants in this event are to be commended for their performance.

This contest has proven its worth through the years by teaching youth the keys to effective communication. Because the citizenship theme related to the social studies curriculum, almost 90 percent of the 4-H teachers in the county gave either extra credit or a grade for 4-H speeches.

Fourth-grade winners and runners-up in the county public speaking contest were Solomon Daniels, first place, North Cumberland Elementary; Sophie Burnett, runner-up, Stone Elementary; and Danielle Rosser, runner-up, North Cumberland Elementary.

Fifth-grade winners and runners-up in the county public speaking contest were Dakota Brown, first place, Brown Elementary; and Alexis Inman, runner-up, Homestead Elementary.     

Sixth-grade winners and runners-up in the county public speaking contest were Amber McNeeley, first place, Martin Elementary; and Marce Kerley (not pictured), runner-up, North Cumberland Elementary.

The seventh-grade winner in the county public speaking contest was Micah Abner,  Pleasant Hill Elementary.

Eighth-grade winners and runners-up in the county public speaking contest were Sadie Hoover, first place, North Cumberland Elementary; and Jessica Holt, runner-up, North Cumberland Elementary.

        

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