4-Hers compete in Life Skills contest
Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2009 8:01 pm LIFE SKILLS — Obion County 4-Hers recently participated in the Western Region 4-H Life Skills Contest. Teams from West Tennessee gathered to compete in this contest, which was held in Jackson. During the contest, 4-Hers competed at the following stations: “Be MedWise,” “Cyberbullying and Internet Safety,” “Making Healthy Food Choices,” “Making Change,” “Food Scene Investigators” and “Character Counts.” The Obion County 4-H Life Skills team placed second out of 15 teams. Participants learned to read and understand prescription labels and the role pharmacists play, what to do if they are victims of cyberbullying, how to compare food products using food labels, how to determine the correct change of purchases, identify potentially hazardous foods, as well identifing actions that would be examples of the six Character Counts pillars. Additional benefits of participation come from the development of leadership capabilities and meeting other young people and professionals. The Junior High Team included (from left) Shelby Ladd, Marissa Howard, Shelly Pate and Nancy Davis.
Published in The Messenger 9.8.09