Sarah Archibold, Tim Trenson, Rachel Devet (1st.) Jordyn Valstar (2nd.), Mackenzie Skeels (3rd.) and Erin Simpson competed in the senior’s category for the District Public Speaking event. Photos Submitted

Ponoka 4-H holds District Public Speaking event

The public speaking event was held on March 11

The 2018 Ponoka 4H District Public Speaking was held in the Hoadley Hall on Sun., March 11 organized by Winfield Gait Riders Club, Winfield Beef Club and Bluffton Beef Club. Clubs from across the Ponoka District attended. This is the third level the speakers have participated in.

Judges for the event were Lois Sachs, Shannon Boyce and Stacey Johnson for the Juniors. For intermediates it was Hazel Street, Lorain Weir and Heini Hehli. Shauna Boyce, Charlie Cutforth and Cheryl Duckett were senior speaker judges. Leah Trenson was the capable emcee. Timer was Teri Ormberg, Teri Boyce was teller and the impromptu specialist was Colleen Magnuson.

Placement was as follows:

Seniors – First: Rachel Devet, Second: Jordyn Valstar, Third: Mackenzie Skeels

Intermediate – First: Nicole Groeneveld, Second: Madison Asante, Third: Ben Boyce

Junior- First: Chloe Yadlos, Second: Kolton Hoogland, Third: Jenalee Stewart

For junior this is their highest level of competing. The first and second for intermediates will compete at the regional level in Moose Hall, Wetaskiwin on March 25. The first and second place winners for seniors will compete at the Ridgewood Hall in Red Deer County on Sat., March 24.

Good luck to all the members who will be speaking at regionals and congratulations to all the participants at districts for a job well done.


Intermediate competitors include: Sophia Hoogland, Quaid McKinney, Madison Asante (2nd.), Nicole Groeneveld (1st.) Ben Boyce (3rd.) and Marlee Jaffray.

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