Public Speaking

4-H Excels in Preparing Youth to Speak Confidently

Jonathan Tindell, first place winner at the Eastern Region Subregional Public Speaking Contest

The Union County 4-H Public Speaking Contest allows youths to highlight their exceptional presentation abilities in a supportive environment. Youth learn from professionals as well as their fellow 4-H members.

Local student wins regional 4-H public speaking

Kaleb Hanna, Union County 4-Her to attend Western National Roundup

It’s public speaking time in Union County! One of the most exciting 4-H competitions is just around the corner: the 4-H Public Speaking Contest.
This experience really boosts your confidence. Almost everyone has fears of public speaking, but it sure is an excellent way to turn your weakness into strength. Preparing a speech makes you look inward to personal thoughts or ideas that you would like your audience to hear about.

4-H County Contest Winners

First Place Winners left to right: Meradeth Whitley (6th), Gracie Tindell (5th), Allyson Hanna (11th), Kaleb Hanna (9th), Travis Hanna (7th), and Hayston Henry (5th)

Union County 4-H meets monthly with youth in classrooms providing a lesson as well as announcements and upcoming 4-H contest information. During November and December, students are presented with opportunities to participate in the public speaking and poster contests. Many students research, prepare, and practice speeches for their respective in class competitions. At the time of their final presentations, the top speeches are awarded a blue ribbon and participants are invited to speak at the countywide event, held annually in January.