4-H member Aizlyn O’Connell presented on “How to Make Apple Walnut Squares.”

4-H member Aizlyn O’Connell presented on “How to Make Apple Walnut Squares.”

4-H Members Build Their Public Speaking Skills

While public presentations are currently canceled due to COVID-19, you can submit your video online or do it with a friend!  Go to this page on our website for more information.  


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties is proud to recognize the hard work of youth from across Columbia and Greene Counties. Many of them had the opportunity to build their public speaking skills at the 4-H Public Presentations Events last March. More than 75 4-H’ers took part in this 4-H skill building program.

Youth ages five and up who are involved in the 4-H Youth Development program chose a category of speech from which to present: demonstration, illustrated talk, speech, or recitation. Each participant was required to prepare a presentation accompanied by a relevant visual. Members then delivered their prepared presentation in front of a 4-H volunteer evaluator. Evaluators provided positive feedback and ideas for improvement, helping to enrich the skillset of each participating member.

Qualifying participants last year were selected to attend district public presentations in Troy, NY. This CCE of Columbia and Greene Counties would like to give special recognition to those youth who were selected for that event, including Nora Schweter, Jilian Aloisi, Avery Conrad, Shannon Gavin, Shaya Gerber, Rachael Gerber, Sarah Gerber, Wyatt Scarpinato, and Aizlyn O’Connell. Congratulations is in order for all of their hard work and preparation.

If you or someone you know lives in Columbia or Greene Counties and would like to participate in the public presentation program, please consider joining a 4-H club. You can reach out to Emily Warrington for more information at ew387@cornell.edu or 518-828-3346 x209.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. The programs provided by this organization are partially funded by monies received from the Counties of Columbia and Greene.

4-H is New York’s only youth development program directly connected to the technological advances and the latest research at Cornell University. 4-H participants learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through hands-on projects in three primary program areas: science and technology; healthy living; and citizenship. To find out more about 4-H and youth programs in Columbia and Greene Counties, contact us at 518-828-3346 or Columbiagreene@cornell.edu or visit our website, www.ccecolumbiagreene.org . You can also “Like” us on Facebook…Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties.

Last updated May 20, 2020