4-H Day gives county 4-H members an opportunity to share their talents in public speaking, music and talent. Barton County 4-H Day is an important event just as the county fair for members to exhibit what they have learned.
In the project talk division, the top two talks will advance on to Regional 4-H Day. The winners were Parker Dicks from the Busy Buzzers and Shae Hoskins from the Ellinwood Energizers. First alternate blue was Haley McCormick from the Busy Buzzers.
The Show and Share division is for younger members who would like to give a presentation and share what they have learned but not be as concerned with the formal guidelines. Members participating in the show and share division, were Analeah Ochs from the Great Bend City Slickers, Adessa Prosser and Jamie Stoss from the Hoisington Jets and Calyn Baker from the TLC Twisters.
In Junior Demonstrations, Emma Mayhill, TLC Twisters and Tate Martin from Ellinwood Energizers were the top winners. First alternate blue was Caden Rowan and second alternate was Bryce Oliphant both from Ellinwood Energizers. Grace Hoskins, Ellinwood Energizers placed with a blue rating. Red ratings were Gus Corbett, Ellinwood Energizers and Noah Deines and Landon Woydziak from Hoisington Jets.
In the Senior Demonstration and Illustrated Talks division, Morgan Kaiser, TLC Twisters and Dalton Dicks from Busy Buzzers received the top Regional ratings. Payton Mauler, Busy Buzzers was first alternate blue. Second alternate blue was Katherine Hicks, South Bend Jolly Workers. Receiving blue ribbons were; Alexa Straub and Woodson Corbett from Ellinwood Energizers and Nate Larkin from Hoisington Jets.
In Public Speaking, Molly Kaiser from TLC Twisters received the top rating.
In Extemporaneous speaking, Heather Schneider, TLC Twisters and BreAnn Anshutz, Busy Buzzers received top regional ratings. BrayLynn Anshutz, Busy Buzzers, received first alternate blue. Payton Mauler, Busy Buzzers received 2nd alternate blue. Ryan Niles, Ellinwood Energizers and Brinttain Noah, Hoisington Jets received blue ribbon ratings.
In the music performance room, BrayLynn Anshutz, Busy Buzzers received the top rating in piano solo. First alternate blue was BreAnn Anshutz and second alternate was Ellyson Somers all from Busy Buzzers. Other piano solos with blue ribbon ratings were Haley and Kylie McCormick from Busy Buzzers; Caden and Caylee Rowan, Grace and Lily Hoskins all from Ellinwood Energizers; and Calyn Baker from TLC Twisters. Receiving a red rating was Cayman Rowan, from Ellinwood Energizers.
Victoria Luttrell, Hoisington Jets and Alivia Bautista, Eureka Homesteaders received red ratings with their vocal solos.
Dalton Dicks from the Busy Buzzers received the top blue rating with his instrumental solo. First alternate was Haley McCormick, Busy Buzzers Alivia Bautista, Eureka Homesteaders and Hayleigh Martin, Ellinwood Energizers received red ratings. Mayer and MacMahon received a white rating on an instrumental ensemble.
In the talent division Lily Hoskins, Ellinwood Energizers received top blue on her junior reading. In the senior reading division, top blue placing went to Kirk Reisner, Hoisington Jets First alternate went to Morgan Kaiser, TLC Twisters. Matthew Hicks, South Bend Jolly Workers was a second alternate placing.
In the skit division, Hoisington members received a top rating. TLC Twisters was a first alternate and Busy Buzzers received second alternate blue. South Bend Jolly Workers and Ellinwood Energizers 4-H Club Skits both placed with blue ratings.
In the other dance category, Alaina Straub, Ellinwood Energizers received the top regional placing on her dance. South Bend Jolly Workers received a top rating on their folk dance and will also represent Barton County at Regional 4-H Day.
A new event added this year was ARI (Application, Resume and Interview). The participants filled out a job application and prepared a resume. The interviews for an imaginary job were held at 4-H Day. Betsy Snell received the top placing. Kayleigh Bitter and Heather Schneider received a blue placing and Alivia Bautista received a red rating.
All events held at 4-H Day provide an opportunity for 4-H members to further develop their skills, self-confidence and personal development as they learn and have fun with others in their club and county.
Berny Unruh is the 4-H and Youth Development Agent in Barton County. She is a guest columnist for the Great Bend Tribune. She can be reached at 620-793-1910 or at email@example.com