4-H public speaking contest

4-H public speaking contest

Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012 5:00 pm

Fifty-four fourth and fifth grade students gathered to compete in the county 4-H Public Speaking contest Dec. 4 at Dresden Middle School.
Each of these students was chosen to compete after being selected as a winner of their classroom 4-H speech contests. 
In the fourth grade, Kaylee Tims of Martin was named the overall winner with her speech about her favorite vacation.  Three finalists were also chosen to compete in the final round: Zach Crawford of Dresden, Serenity Harrell of Martin and Molly Maddox of Dresden.
In the fifth grade division, the overall winner was Will Spencer of Martin.  Finalists included Lauren Kelly of Martin, Lydia Hazlewood of Greenfield and Jack Nanney of Martin.
Those students receiving blue ribbons in the fourth grade division included Taylor Oliver, Emily Matz, Elijah Young, Deion Hammond, Erin Mallony, Lane Pierpoint, Sarah Arnold, Ashley Rogers, Douglas Brown and Maddox Melton.         
Students receiving red awards in the fourth grade included Gabe Jahr, Sydney Shanklin, Amelia Crews, Emma Crews, Jamie Murphy, Elizabeth Fulcher, Lorena Pollack, Belle Fowler, Avery Leyhue, Emerson Leyhue, Amy Mitchell and Michaela Smith.
Fifth grade students receiving blue awards were Elizabeth Turbyville, Aubrey Hubbard, Madison Matheny, Sam Garrard, Nolan Johnson, Emily Grace Bell, Tristen Trevathan, Alexis Callins, Gregory Forrester, Sarah Foltz and Lexi Dance.
Red ribbon winners in the fifth grade division were Chloe Moore, Tessa Stout, Tess Darby, CiCi Layton, Colton Higdon, Emma Winstead, Gracie Hamrick, Reese Newbill, Claire O’Conner, Mary Jones, Tinley Winn, Ivy Reynolds and Cai Ingram.
Each year more than 500 students in Weakley County participate in 4-H Public Speaking Contests. Published in The WCP 12.13.12

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