State 4-H Public Speaking Contest

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Save the date: September 26, 2020
University of Missouri, Columbia

Registration will run June 15 through August 31, 2020 in 4-H Online. No late registrations will be accepted.

The 2020 State 4-H Public Speaking Contest will be held at Middlebush Hall on the MU campus in Columbia. The contest takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Youth compete in a communication category of their choice, alongside other Juniors (ages 8-10), Intermediates (ages 11-13) or Seniors (ages 14-18) in their age division. Youth may register in the appropriate age division according to their 4-H age (their age on December 31 of the program year). For intermediates and seniors, first place finishers from a previous State 4-H Public Speaking Contest may not compete in that same category a second time, until they advance to the next age division. Juniors do not have this restriction.

Questions about the contest may be directed your local 4-H professional or to Samantha Brandeberry at the 4-H Center for Youth Development.

Competition categories and rules

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2019 Results

Event Division Name County Place
Prepared Speaking Senior Alaina Link Randolph 1st
Kendall Krueth Barton 2nd
Rebekah Goforth Andrew 3rd
Hallie Lindsey Ray Semifinalist
Laine Schmalzried Cass
Gretchen Schroder Mercer
Intermediate Clara Wallare Ralls 1st
Kaitlyn Burns Carroll 2nd
Aaron Sachmalzried Cass 3rd
Alaina Lehman Ray Semifinalist
Inaya Chrishti Franklin
Doralynn Lee Warren
Junior Baaz Grimstead Lincoln 1st Section 1
Joy Krueth Barton 2nd Section 1
Scarlett Miller Carroll 1st Section 2
Trinity Holland Platte 2nd Section 2
Monique Turner Greene 1st Section 3
Lucas Alexander Webster 2nd Section 3
Extemporaneous Speaking Senior Ethan Vanderwert Boone 1st
Marlene Long Monroe 2nd
Intermediate Kelsey Miller Warren 1st
Liam Bergthold Webster 2nd
Junior Kaycie Hollrah St. Charles 1st
Savannah Miller Warren 2nd
Business Pitch Intermediate Jazira Hanville Camden 1st
Junior Josephine Baker Nodaway 1st
Technology-Assisted Speaking Intermediate Lynn Dyer Lafayett 1st
Emmalyn Schnieders Clay 2nd
Kierstin Wright Camden 3rd
Junior Jaecy Heisey Caldwell 1st Section 1
Kasen Ahrens Cape Girardeau 2nd Section 1
Alex Dyer Lafayette 1st Section 2
Ayssa Harris Livingston 2nd Section 2
Dramatic Interpretation Senior Trow Ludwig Cole 1st
Eileen Shafer Cole 2nd
Kassie Roland Scott 3rd
Intermediate Mary Beth Adkins Lafayette 1st
Josey Bartlett Saline 2nd
Gracyn Frecks Clay 3rd
Humorous Interpretation Senior Tanna Klein Andrew 1st
Audrey Phillips Lafayette 2nd
Intermediate Clare Staley Andrew 1st
Junior Brody Phillips   1st
Jackson Schnieders Clay 2nd