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4-H'ers speak from the heart in speech contest

 

Anthony Ruiz / The Sun-Telegraph

Deanna Horst, 9, of Potter, shows off the "big guns" in her 4-H speech contest entry, "How to Grow a Garden."

Area 4-H students tackled a different kind of showmanship Thursday evening as they participated in the 2016 4-H South Panhandle Speech Contest held at the Cheyenne County Community Center in Sidney.

"The 4-H speech contest builds confidence, it teaches them to organize their thoughts and it takes a lot of courage to get up in front of an audience," Cheyenne County UNL Extension Educator Cynthia Gill said.

The contest covered 4-H'ers from clubs in Cheyenne, Kimball, and Banner counties.

Eight students performed their speech, more than half of them first timers to the contest, before an audie...



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