OKEECHOBEE — The UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development held the annual Countywide 4-H Public Speaking Contest (formerly known as Tropicana) on Monday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 25 at South Elementary School.
Fourth, fifth and sixth grade winners are listed below:
Fourth grade winners pictured with 4-H Agent Paula Daniel (left to right): First place winner Gianna Gehring of South Elementary, for “Pet Ferrets": Paula Daniel: second place winner Keagen Akins of Central Elementary, for “You"; third place winner Levi Brinson of Everglades Elementary, for “World War II”
Fifth grade winners pictured with 4-H Agent Paula Daniel (left to right) are: Daniel, fifth grade Honorable Mention Lillian Stead of North Elementary for “Edwin Benny”; third place winner Hannah Butler for “Dairy Marketing”; first place winner Landen Marsocci of Okeechobee Christian Academy for “Roy Halladay.”
Not pictured is second place winner Raelyn Hartman of South Elementary for “Meatless Mondays.” Raelyn competed via Zoom.
Sixth grade winners pictured with 4-H Agent Paula Daniel are (left to right): Daniel. third place winner Remington Roby of Osceola Middle School for “The Worst Experience of My Life": second place winner Jacey King pf Okeechobee Christian Academy for “Australia." and fiirst place winner Joleyne Hair of Yearling Middle School for “The Benefits of Learning Art.”