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Jackson 4-H Hosts DII Tropicana and 4-H Events Competitions

Jackson 4-H Hosts DII Tropicana and 4-H Events Competitions


Jackson County 4-H hosted the 2017 District II Tropicana Public Speaking and 4-H Events Competitions on Saturday, May 20th at the Jackson County Ag Complex.

Participants from Jackson, Holmes, Calhoun and Walton Counties shared their public speaking and musical talents.  The competition was small but fierce!  4-H District Events winners at the senior level will advance to the State competition to be held at 4HUniversity the week of July 31 – August 3 in Gainesville

Results of the competitions are as follows:

2017 DII Tropicana Winners:

4th Grade-

1st Place- Joseph Smith, Jackson County, “My Dreaded Hair Cut”

2nd Place – Emma Lathinghouse, Walton County, “My Awesome Adventure”

3rd Place – Savannah Goodman, Holmes County, “The Force, Pixie Dust, and a Better America”

5th Grade-

1st Place- Evan Mercer, Jackson County, What’s the Big Deal About Hair

2nd Place- Tristan King, Calhoun County, and All I Got Was a T-Shirt

3rd Place- Karson McGowan, Holmes County, “My Grandparents”

Honorable Mention- Beckham Tripp, Walton County, “Vote for Me”

6th Grade-

1st Place- Sierra Petty, Walton County, “The Boys I Live With”

2nd Place- Chelsie Davis, Jackson County, “The Hand of Service”

3rd Place- Jaycee Blanton, Holmes, “Things I Like About Fall”

Caitlin Caudill – First Place Sr. Illustrated Talk

Chloe Kent – First Place Junior Public Speaking

Trevor Shelton – First Place Intermediate Share the Fun

2017 District 4-H Events Winners:

Public Speaking-

Junior – Chloe Kent- Blue Award

Junior – Trinity Gilbert – Red Award

Illustrated Talk-

Junior – Raleigh Reed- Blue Award

Senior – Caitlin Caudill – Blue Award

 Share the Fun-

Intermediate – Trevor Shelton- Blue Award

Senior – Elizabeth Halling- Blue Award

Participation in these activities give you opportunities to gain valuable life skills that will serve them well in the future and we look forward to offering these programs again next year, but we need your help!  We are in danger of removing the District level competitions due to small numbers of participants.  It took a long time to bring 4-H County and District Events back and we don’t want to lose them again.  Please encourage your youth and educators to consider being a part of the 4-H Tropicana and 4-H County and District Events.  You’ll be glad you did!


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