Seven hundred and eighty-seven youth competed in this year’s Anderson County 4-H Public Speaking Contest. With such tight competition, just being chosen to advance to the county contest was quite an accomplishment for students, as well as they teachers and parents who supported their efforts.
Sixty-one students competed for county honors during the county 4-H Public Speaking Contest, which was sponsored by Anderson County Farm Bureau and hosted at Second Baptist Church. Top honors were awarded as follows:
4th Grade: 1st – Kenny Humphrey, 2nd – Caden Schilling, 3rd – Anna Haney
5th Grade: 1st – Gideon Chandler, 2nd – JP Schilling, 3rd – Bennett Hicks
6th Grade: 1st – Wesley Chandler, 2nd – Autumn Hammons, 3rd – Ava Stubbs
7th Grade: 1st – Maggie Irwin, 2nd – Isabelle Smith, 3rd – Grace Allen
8th Grade: 1st – Melody Rutherford, 2nd – Tiffinay Sequalia, 3rd – Andrea Webber
Senior High Extemporaneous Speaking: 1st – Bonnie Chandler, 2nd – Jordan Bowling, 3rd – Bayli Alley
Senior High Prepared Speaking: 1st – Avery Chandler, 2nd – Jordan Bowling, 3rd – Bonnie Chandler
Senior High Overall: 1st – Jordan Bowling, 2nd – Bonnie Chandler, 3rd – Avery Chandler
9th Grade Winner – Isaac Chandler
10th Grade Winner – Bonnie Chandler
11th Grade Winner – Jordan Bowling
The first place 4th – 8th grade winners will advance to the Great Northwest 4-H Public Speaking Contest on February 25. High school winners will compete at the Eastern Region 4-H Public Speaking Contest on February 2.
Extension offers programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and resource development. University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and county governments cooperating. UT Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.