Little Wolf High School was the site of the 2015 Waupaca County 4-H Music, Drama and Speaking Contest, sponsored by the 4-H Leaders’ Association.
The contest gives 4-H members another opportunity to learn how to work as teams, gain self-confidence, share their talents and improve speaking skills.
One of the comments most often mentioned by former 4-H members is that 4-H taught them how to feel more comfortable communicating and speaking in public. Their practice and experience ranges from interviewing for trips, sharing ideas at 4-H community club meetings, teaching at project meetings, giving demonstrations, being a camp counselor and participating in the 4-H Music, Drama, and Speaking Contest.
Individuals or small groups could perform dances, instrumental pieces, vocal numbers, skits, puppet shows, and more.
Participants included: Sandy Knoll 4-H Club skit entitled “Mother Goose is for Real,” featuring Saylor Alberts, Kelsi Gennrich, Aidan Lederhaus, Alexa Lederhaus and Alicia Lederhaus; Courtney Rowley, Baldwin’s Mill 4-H Club, mini performance dance entitled “Blessings;” Destiny Kempf, Country Pride 4-H, mini performance flute instrumental; Alex Lederer and Joshua Barnett,Country Pride 4-H, vocal solos; and McKenna and Emily Ely, Sandy Knoll 4-H, instrumental piano.
Members had the opportunity to be selected to perform at the Wisconsin State Fair in August. Selected this year were Courtney Rowley, Alex Lederer and McKenna Ely.
Also being held this same morning was the county speaking contest. Members could choose to perform poetry, prose, storytelling or original speeches.
This year participants included: Ahnah Olsen, Sandy Knoll 4-H; Theodore Emmert, Friendly Valley 4-H; Nathanael Emmert, Friendly Valley 4-H; Alison Acker, Wolf River Rascals; Abbey Acker, Wolf River Rascals; McKenna Ely, Sandy Knoll 4-H; and Emily Ely, Sandy Knoll 4-H.
The Waupaca County 4-H Leaders’ Association sponsored awards for the performances. Judges for the performances were Karyn Pamperin and Monica Nohr. Crystal Retzlaff judged the speaking contest.
For more information, call the UW-Extension Office at 715-258-6230, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit waupaca.uwex.edu.