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April 26, 2014

Southeast District 4-H speech results announced

OSU Extension Service

Pittsburg County 4-H recently hosted the Southeast District 4-H Speech Contest. For the overall contest there were 47 speeches, 84 Individual Illustrated Presentations, 32 Team Illustrated Presentations, 24 Powerpoints, 29 Extemporaneous speeches, and 217 total presentations from 249 youth from 19 participating counties in attendance.

Our county was well represented with 38 presentations given from 39 members. Our county once again won the 4 Educator County Hi Point award.

Results for our members were as follows:

• First place, MaKenna Spruce, of Crowder, with an Illustrated Presentation, and Robert Broyles, of TEAM 4-H, with a Speech.

• Second place, of TEAM 4-H, Cheyenne Harmon with an Illustrated Presentation, Sarah Brown with an Illustrated Presentation, Cheyenne Harmon with a Speech, Wyatt Robbins with an Extemporaneous, Katie Barnes with an Illustrated Presentation, Emali Bellis with a Speech, and Thomas Broyles with an Illustrated Presentation; Emily Turman with an Illustrated Presentation, of Haileyville; and Lexie Lerblance with an Extemporaneous, of McAlester High School 4-H.

• Third place, of TEAM, Emali Bellis with an Illustrated Presentation, and Garrett Caywood with an Illustrated Presentation; Emily Harmon with an Illustrated Presentation of Frink-Chambers; Audrey Whitlow with a Speech, of Crowder; Elisabeth Willis with an Extemporaneous Speech, of Canadian; and Lexie Lerblance with a Powerpoint, of MHS.

• Fourth place, MaKenna Spruce with a Speech, of Crowder; and Laney Randazzo and Christian Dunlap with an Illustrated Team, and Sydney Shelton with a Speech, of Frink-Chamnbers.

• Fifth place, of TEAM, Wyatt Robbins with an Illustrated Presentation, Jacob Brown with an Illustrated Presentation, Robert Broyles with an Extemporaneous Speech, and Dakota Harmon with a Speech; and Zoey Carter with a Speech, of Crowder. 

Entries that received a participant ribbon were, of TEAM 4-H, Landon Harmon with an Extemporaneous Speech and an Illustrated Presentation (two ribbons), Sierra Harmon with an Extemporaneous Speech and a Illustrated Presentation (two ribbons), Dakota Harmon with an Extemporaneous Speech, Stephen Broyles with an Extemporaneous Speech and a Speech (two ribbons), Thomas Broyles with a Extemporaneous Speech, and Cheyenne Collins with a Speech; Bethany Box with an Illustrated Presentation, of Indianola; Danny Pierce with a Speech of Frink-Chambers; Madeline Jarrett with an Extemporaneous Speech, of Canadian; and Zoey Carter with an Extemporaneous Speech, of Crowder.

For more information about this and other 4-H events and activities, please give us a call at the office at 918-423-4120 or email me at

Greg Owen is the 4-H Extension educator for Pittsburg County.

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