Pittsburg County recently served as the host for the 22nd annual Southeast District 4-H Speech Contest.

The event was held at the McAlester 1st Baptist Church. Pittsburg County was well represented. There were 282 4-H members from across the district and they presented 260 presentations. This is the largest speech contest held in Oklahoma. Results for our county were as follows:

Parker 4-H-Adarra Wilson, Junior Extemp-did not place, Luke Clifton-Intermediate Extemp did not place and Intermediate Illustrated Category 7 did not place; Savanna-Allie Hartin-Intermediate Illustrated Category 10-1st Place and she teamed up with Kayleigh Post for Junior Team Illustrated Category 6 and they both won 1st Place; Frink-Chambers-Aspen Kelley, Junior Famous Person-1st place, Blake Byrum-Junior Illustrated Category 5-2nd Place, Emilee Coxsey-Senior Extemp-did not place and Senior Illustrated Category 5-1st Place, Reed Marcum-Intermediate Famous Person did not place and Intermediate Extemp-5th place , Sabyn Gaither-Junior Powerpoint-did not place, Sahara Smith-Intermediate Illustrated Category 6-3rd place, Taylor Kelley-Senior Extemp did not place and Senior Illustrated Category 10-4th place, Janiya Koger-Intermediate Extemp-1st Place, Jenson Whetsel-Junior Famous Person-5th place, Kaylee Irvin-Intermediate Famous Person-did not place, Khloe Haile-Senior Extemp did not place, Kyleigh Chronister-Junior Illustrated Class 10-1st place, Kynlee Semeski-Junior Famous Person-did not place, Kynli Jones-Intermediate Famous Person-5th place and Kynli Jones and Janiya Koger-Intermediate Illustrated Team Category 8-1st Place, Mason Coxsey, Junior Illustrated Class 6-3rd place; Clover Power-Danny Pierce, Intermediate Illustrated Category 5-4th place, Emily Harmon-Senior Extemp-did not place and Senior Illustrated Category 9-2nd place, Zoe Boatright-Senior Extemp did not place and Senior Speech Category 7-1st place, Jane Hale-Junior Famous Person did not place and Junior Speech Category 1-4th place; Crowder-Hali Bailey-Senior Extemp did not place and Senior Speech Category 7-3rd place; Haileyville-Rhyanne Soliday, Senior Extemp did not place, Jenessa Dugger-Intermediate Extemp-3rd place and Intermediate Powerpoint-4th place, Kayleigh Post-Intermediate Illustrated Class 10-3rd place, Murphy Peterson-Senior Extemp did not place and Senior Illustrated Category 10 did not place, Ragan Kirkes-Junior Powerpoint did not place; MHS-Rykken Brownlee, Senior Speech Category 1-1st place and Category 4-4th place; Jenna Gaberino-Senior Extemp-did not place; Indianola-Jonathan Bullard-Intermediate Extemp.-did not place and Intermediate Famous Person-did not place, Khloe Hatcher-Senior Extemp did not place; Canadian-Lainey Hightower, Senior Speech Category 5-3rd place, Makayla Hamilton-Senior Power-point-did not place.

For more information about this and other 4-H events and activities please give us a call at 423-4120 or email me at greg.owen@okstate.edu.