Smith County Public Speaking Contest Held on December 13, 2022

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The Smith County 4-H Public Speaking Contest was held on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.

Local 4-H clubs from the entire county were represented by fifty-seven 4th-10th grade 4-H’ers who competed in this contest. 

The final results of the county contest are as follows:

4th Grade           

  • 1st – Talon Pride, GES
  • 2nd – Marshall Taylor, FRS
  • 3rd – Due to the outstanding competition and close scores, the judges chose to award the remaining competitors with third place. Receiving 3rd place were: Brayden Reed, Liem Lathery, Tripp Medley, Colton Wright, Byrice Swann, Aubrey Hicks, Brynlee Payne, Dashton Keen, Katie Butler, Erica Paige Stinnett, and Clay Driver.

5th Grade

  • 1st – John Haynes Winkler, GES
  • 2nd – Emily Givens, DES
  • 3rd – Jordyn Swann, GES
  • 3rd – Kayley Campbell, GES
  • 3rd – Wyatt Brown, GES

6th Grade

  • 1st – Maddux Parker, SCMS
  • 2nd – Kylie Harville, GES
  • 3rd – Jasmine Burris, DES

7th Grade

  • 1st – Turner Harville, Homeschool
  • 2nd – Gage Blair, SCMS
  • 3rd – Kadence Poindexter, SCMS

8th Grade

  • 1st – Maicy Loreto, SCMS
  • 2nd – Olivia Vargas, SCMS
  • 3rd – Caleb Hensley, Homeschool

10th Grade

  • 1st – Gabe Harville, SCHS
  • 2nd – Abby Purtee, Homeschool
  • 3rd – Kynlee Davis, Homeschool
  • 3rd – Erin Hensley, Homeschool

Thank you to the parents, grandparents, teachers, principals, and all who have encouraged and assisted these 4-H’ers with their speeches. We certainly appreciate Smith County Middle School for the use of their facilities in conducting this contest. This speech contest was a great success due to the support of these 4-H’ers, parents, and volunteers!

The 4-H Youth Development Program delivers programs through cooperative efforts of the University of Tennessee, Tennessee State University, and public and private sector volunteers. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades 4-12, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

 Call 615-735-2900 for further information relating to the many 4-H activities and events available to our great young people in Smith County.