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4-H youth recognized for outstanding communication skills

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The annual Cass County 4-H Communication Arts & Expo Contest was held Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at the Horace Elementary School with approximately 100 presentations and displays from youth ages 5 - 18 in 17 different competitive categories.

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The purpose of the contest is to help 4-H youth learn to organize information and develop skills in communication, providing an opportunity for 4-H members to research a topic directly related to a 4-H project and prepare a table-top educational display. 

The winners in the Communication Arts categories will compete in June at the District 4-H Communication Arts Contest in Fargo. The Expo winners will compete in the State 4-H Expo Contest to be held at the North Dakota State Fair in July.    

Winners included:

Speech Contest: Pre-Teen Division - Interpretive Reading/Humorous, Anna Stoppleworth, Horace, Kindred 4-H Friends, Mikayla Dodge, Davenport, Cass County Crusaders, Preeti Chemiti, Fargo, Rainbow Kids, Katelyn Galde, Horace, Horace Stars; Interpretive Reading/Serious, Nishita Gaba, Rachel Danielson, Fargo, Pooja Chemiti, all Fargo, all Rainbow Kids; Prepared Speech, Preeti Chemiti, Fargo, Rainbow Kids; Dramatic Presentation/Team, Preeti Chemiti and Pooja Chemiti, Fargo, Rainbow Kids; Commercials/Team, Natalie Tegtmeier and Sarah Yoney, Grandin, Greenfields; Commercials/Individual, Preeti Chemiti, Fargo, Rainbow Kids; Broadcast/Team, Preeti Chemiti and Pooja Chemiti, Fargo, Rainbow Kids; Short Takes, Preeti Chemiti, Fargo, Rainbow Kids, Pooja Chemiti, Fargo, Rainbow Kids; Teen Division - Interpretive Reading/Serious, Ryder Belgarde, Horace, Kindred 4-H Friends; Prepared Speech, Arianna Alvarez, Kindred, Sandburrs; Short Takes, Jonathon Dodge, Davenport, Cass County Crusaders.

Demonstration Contest: Pre-Teen Division - Demonstration/Individual, Joslin Forness, West Fargo, Valley Adventures, Nishita Gaba, Fargo, Rainbow Kids, Jonah Stevenson, Horace, Horace Stars, Frank Jirik, Fargo, Bennett 4-H Club, Astrid Axtman, Fargo, Rainbow Kids, Katelyn Galde, Horace, Horace Stars; Demonstration/Team, Pooja Chemiti and Preeti Chemiti, Fargo, Rainbow Kids; Illustrated Talk/Team, Pooja Chemiti and Preeti Chemiti, Fargo, Rainbow Kids; Illustrated Talk/Individual, Alaina Lynk, Fargo, Rainbow Kids, Kyra Evjen, Horace, Triple "C." Teen Division - Demonstration/Individual, Shelby Germundson, Fargo, Shooting Stars, Emily Erickson, Fargo, Rainbow Kids; Illustrated Talk/Individual, Megan Badinger, Fargo, Rainbow Kids; Presentation Software/Individual, Tyler Vetter, Fargo, Cass County Crusaders.

Project Expo Winners: PreTeen Division Champions, Michaela O'Leary, Fargo, Triple "C," Theresa Klinnert, Kindred, Kindred 4-H Friends, Noelle Grant, Fargo, Cass County Crusaders; Teen Division Champions, Megan Badinger, Fargo, Rainbow Kids, Mikayla Cramer, Amenia, Golden Clovers, Emily Erickson, Fargo, Rainbow Kids.

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