Yellowhead 4-H speak up for annual Speech Day

On Feb. 22, the Yellowhead 4-H Club hold annual club speech day at the Lions Hall in Barriere

Yellowhead 4-H Club speech day winners and participants: (l-r) Back row - Dustin Pawloff  and Sheldon Van Sickle. Middle row - Kathleen Pilatzke

Yellowhead 4-H Club speech day winners and participants: (l-r) Back row - Dustin Pawloff and Sheldon Van Sickle. Middle row - Kathleen Pilatzke

Kathleen Pilatzke

Yellowhead 4-H club reporter

On Feb. 22, the Yellowhead 4-H Club held our annual club speech day at the Lions Hall in Barriere.

We spent the day presenting and listening to speeches. All of the members participating did extremely well and had interesting topics. The speech topics ranged from agriculture in Hawaii, hybrid animals and calving time, to chocolate and juice fasting. Other topics included pets, building my fort, and bullying.

At the end of the day the senior members presented impromptu speeches. The prompt this year was, “If you could have the worlds largest collection of anything, what would it be?”  The answers ranged from trucks, bikes, rocks, chocolate and money.

All of our new members did very well, and the pre-clubs were awesome.

A big congratulations to all of the members who placed:  Kash Seguin placed first in Junior, with Halle Smith and Cameron Kerslake respectively placing second and third. For seniors Sheldon Van Sickle was first with Kathleen Pilatzke placing second and Dustin Pawloff in third. Both Sheldon and Kash will be moving on to Districts.

The other members who chose not to do a speech are madly working away at their demonstrations. Working in pairs they will be creating an informational demonstration to present on our 4-H club demonstration day.

The Yellowhead 4-H Club is once again starting up our car and truck battery fundraiser. Any used car or truck batteries can either be dropped off at Barriere Country Feeds, or call a local 4-H member for more information. Your support is appreciated.

We would like to thank the Barriere Lions for letting us use the Lions Hall for our speech day.

We would also like to thank all of the great judges who volunteered their time to judge the event. Thank you all very much.