Lois Schultz from Wetaskiwin (right), 2017 Provincial Senior 4-H Public Speaking Champion presents Catharina Brosinsky of Bashaw with the first place award for the West Central Region 4-H Intermediate Public Speaking Competition. Photo submitted

Bashaw 4-H members see success at public speaking

Catharina Brosinsky sees first place in the West Central 4-H event

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Bashaw’s 4-H members took their speaking skills to new heights.

Public speaking is a pillar for 4-H and one avenue to practice and improve is through the annual 4-H public speaking competitions. These competitions involve delivering a prepared speech and an impromptu speech.

Bashaw’s Catharina Brosinsky placed first at the Bashaw Multi 4-H Club public speaking competition. Along with second place winner Tessa Morrison, the two ladies advanced to the Zone 1 level of public speaking competition.

This zone includes the top 2 club speakers from the Nebraska, Tees, Bashaw 4H K9 Club and the Bashaw Multi 4-H Clubs. Catharina from the Bashaw Multi 4-H Club and Presley Pearson from the Bashaw 4-H K9 Club were the top two winners at zones and advanced to the Lacombe District 4-H public speaking competition.

Catharina won again to advance to the West Central Region 4-H public speaking competition. That competition was held in Wetaskiwin and the top two intermediate speakers advance from Camrose, Lacombe, Ponoka, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, and Wetaskiwin 4-H Districts. Annika Pearson, also from Bashaw advanced and competed at this event after winning at the Bashaw Beef 4-H Club and Camrose 4-H District public speaking competitions.

Catharina’s prepared speech, Make a Difference, was not an easy topic for her, but was from the heart and was very meaningful to her. She dedicated her award to her family members that have experienced cancer.

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