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4-H'ers present speeches

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By Roberta Hunt

Everyone at some time in their life will need to get up in front of a group to speak. Learning to organize and prepare a speech and standing up and delivering it will develop confidence and help anyone overcome the fear of speaking in public. The speaker will then know that success is due to hard work, preparation and presentation skills.

Three Washington County 4-H members achieved success on July 11 when they presented their 4-H speeches at the State 4-H Communications Day held on the University of Kentucky campus.  All three 4-H members first won on the school, county and district levels before advancing to the state competition.  In the nine--year-old division, Emily Cox presented her speech, “You Are Beautiful Just the Way You Are” winning third place.  She is the daughter of Phillip and Crystal Cox and will be a fifthgrader this year at North Washington Elementary.  In the 10-year-old division, Brittany Greenwell received a blue ribbon for her speech “My Grandma and Me.”  She is the daughter of Rick and Margaret Greenwell and will be a sixth grader at Washington County Middle School.  The final participant from Washington County was Brittany Wells who presented her speech “Stand Up for the Silent” in the 17-18-year-old category winning third place.  She is daughter of Billy and Tana Wells and will be a freshman at the University of Kentucky this fall.

     COUNTY FAIR  HORSE SHOW

The Washington County Fair Horse Show will take place on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 4 p.m. at the WillisburgCommunity Park.  Classes include Lead Line and ones for Walking, Hunter, Western Pleasure and Contest. Show bills are available at the extension office. Concessions will be available.  Door prizes will be drawn through-out the evening.  For more information contact Tana Wells at 336-9528, Krista Thompson at 284-5524 or Jane Milburn at 336-9492.