By Kyle Belich and Parker Depalme
Red Deer West 4-H Beef Club had another successful year with public speaking and presentation competitions.
On Jan. 18, our club held a public speaking workshop at Ridgewood Hall. Thank you to Dianne Finstad for taking her time to help us with our impromptus.
On Feb. 8, the public speaking competition was held at Ridgewood Hall. In the Junior category, first place went to Davin Moore, second place to Kyle Belich and third place to Emma Belich. In the Intermediate category, first went to Paulina Wolswinkel, second to Cole Moffatt and third to Tegan Moffatt. In the Senior category, first place went to Shannon Bickley and second place went to Jenaya Moore.
Presentations were held at Ridgewood Hall on Feb. 12. In the Junior category, first went to Parker Depalme. In the Intermediate category, first place went to Emilee Bickley and second place to Reid Depalme. In the Senior category, first place went to Wacey Townsend, second place to Courtney Armitage and Caitlyn Schwab and third place went to Will Gummow and Quentin Armitage.
Thank you to all the judges who spent their time helping our club out. Congratulations to all the speakers and the presenters. Good Luck to the ones that move on to Zones and Districts.
On Feb. 16, our club had a Family Day sleigh ride, after which we roasted hot dogs and had hot chocolate. Thank you to Glen Abrey for the fun day.
Some of our club’s upcoming activities include Judging Day on April 11, Mock Show on April 18 and Highway Cleanup on May 2.