Several Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) 4-H youth placed at the West District 4-H Activity Day at McDowell High School in Marion on Saturday, June 15. 4-H youth had the opportunity to compete in the presentations competition, giving a 5-12 minute presentation on various topics. There are 32 different categories, so there is an opportunity to present on just about anything.
Four 4-H youth placed in the top three in their age group and category including: Kaelin Jones placed third in 14-18 Arts and Communications for her presentation about simple phrases to learn in Korean, Carys Holiday placed third in 11-13 Careers and Entrepreneurship for her presentation about how 4-H is helping her become a veterinarian, Ayosta Lossie placed second in 11-13 Dairy Foods for her presentation about incorporating dairy into dinner by making chicken alfredo, and Joanna Shipman placed first in 9-10 Food and Nutrition for her presentation on making pancakes.
Other youth who participated were: Emma Taylor gave a presentation on the Cherokee language in 11-13 Arts and Communications, Lucian Davis gave a presentation on becoming a Broadway star in 14-18 Careers and Entrepreneurship, and Julian Lanning gave a presentation on making salsa in 8-10 Fruit and Vegetable Use.
EBCI 4-H is a youth development program provided by N.C. Cooperative Extension. There are over 6 million youth in the United States involved with 4-H to learn citizenship, leadership, and life skills. Youth aged 5-18 are eligible to join the EBCI 4-H program to learn about healthy living, STEM, civic responsibility, and career development.
– EBCI 4-H program release