An amazing speech day for the Yellowhead 4-H Club!
Our speech day was held on Sunday, February 19, at the Barriere Lions Hall. There were 27 prepared speeches. We began with senior member Spencer Pawloff with his speech about his tractor, and finished with junior member Madi Kerslake, who was speaking about her first year in 4-H.
Our new members to the club: Kiera Eustache, Jonathan Fennell, Kyle Zurbrugg, Taylynn Eustache, Kurt Young, Emma Hamblin, all junior members, did an amazing job for their first speech. Joshua Tremblay, our only pre-club member, was also brave enough to get up on stage for his first speech.
Topics ranged from Giraffe 4-H (Grace Kempter) to Gum (Kathleen Pilatzke). Sarah-Kate Smith with her speech entitled ‘Farm Kids’ was first out of the juniors, with Emma Hamblin and her speech about her Cog (cat who wants to be a dog) in second place, and Madi Kerslake in third.
For seniors, Hannah Feller was first with her speech about Terry Fox in the senior division. Christine Kempter placed second with her speech entitled ‘Earthworms’, and in third was Jacob Peterson who did his speech on Piroclastic Flows.
All the seniors in 4-H had to do impromptu speeches. An impromptu speech is where a senior gets a topic and they have to do a one to two minute speech on it. They have a minute and a half to prepare. There was some stammering and staring into space to think for a few seconds (seconds that felt more like hours!), but everyone handled it well. A huge pat on the back to all the seniors who got up there!
An enormous thank-you to all our wonderful judges: Helen Fraser, Kathy Cooper, June Webb, (senior judges) Kathy Matthews, Christine Oats, Natasha Holowaychuk, (junior judges), and Janet Huber (pre-club judge).
Good luck to Hannah Feller and Sarah-Kate Smith, who will be going on to the District speeches!