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Communication Arts Program

Learn communication skills...for a lifetime!

Congratulations to all of our Communication Arts participants who presented at the District contest on Thursday, June 11!

1st place winners:
Phaden Schrum - Junior Interpretive Reading
Michaela Mitchell - Senior Speech

Honorable Mention recipients:
Layne Melchior - Junior Demonstration
Michaela Mitchell - Senior Interpretive Reading

Blue Ribbon:
Desmond Cain - Senior Interpretive Reading

Kenya Kilwein
Madigan Schrum
Kyron Schrum

Pictured in the photo:
Top left: Phaden Schrum Top center: Layne Melchior Top right: Madigan Schrum
Middle left: Michaela Mitchell Middle right: Kenya Kilwein
Bottom left: Kyron Schrum Bottom right: Desmond Cain

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The 4-H Communication Arts program will:

  • help participants develop communication skills that are useful throughout a lifetime;
  • provide participants an opportunity to practice their skills before a group;
  • provide participants an opportunity to gather and organize information, equipment and props for public presentation;
  • develop participants' confidence in making public presentations; and
  • evaluate and enhance communication skills.

The Communication Arts program is open to any youth involved in Extension youth programs. It includes a Cloverbud division and two other age divisions: the preteen division (youth 8 to 12 years-old before Sept. 1, 2018) and the teen division (youth ages 13 to 18 before Sept. 1, 2018), the start of the current 4-H year.

Stark-Billings County offers a "recitation only" category for Cloverbuds. This category is noncompetitive and provides equal recognition for all participants.This optional category provides young participants an opportunity to make presentations without the task of finding or writing material and without the stress of competition. Recitation of the 4-H Pledge or Pledge of Allegiance is appropriate.

Also see:

Guidelines for 4-H Public Presentations in Communication Arts

More Communication Arts Links



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