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Local 4-Hers share public presentations at district event

Posted 17 April 2018 at 10:21 am

Provided photo: William Gregoire, Grace Gregoire, Hugh Gabalski and Luke Gregoire, all Orleans County 4-Hers, took part in Western District Public Presentations on Saturday at Erie County.  Amelia Sidonio and Zach Neal also participated in the event.

Press Release, Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension

Six Orleans County 4-Hers traveled to the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg in Erie County on Saturday morning for Western District 4-H Public Presentations.

The six were part of a group of ten chosen to move on from the county to district level of competition based on their scores at the county level event held in February.

Participating Saturday were Luke Gregoire of Murray, who presented on “Frogs”; William Gregoire of Murray who presented on “The History of Guns”;  Grace Gregoire of Murray who presented on “Hedgehogs”; Zach Neal of Albion who shared “How an Accordion Works”; Amelia Sidonio of Holley who presented on the “Feed a Bee” pollinator project; and Hugh Gabalski of Byron who shared “My NERF Arsenal.”

Zach Neal of Albion explains how an accordion works during his presentation at Western District 4-H Public Presentations.

The annual 4-H Public Presentations program provides 4-H youth with an opportunity to develop skills needed to research and organize information into an interesting and creative presentation and present it before an audience, said Kristina Gabalski, Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Program Coordinator.

“Orleans County was well-represented at the District event,” she said. “Our youth were scored by evaluators at the district level, and took part in an awards ceremony emceed by Erie County Legislator John Mills.”

4-Hers participating in the April 14 District event will be eligible to take part in a first-ever NYS 4-H Communications Institute to be held June 2-3 at Cornell University.

Amelia Sidonio of Holley presents on the “Feed a Bee” pollinator habitat project.

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