Pendleton County 4-H members took the lead during the State Presentation and Speaking Expo, which was held virtually in 2022. During this contest, members could present, via YouTube or Padlet, a public speaking presentation, PowerPoint or digital presentation or visual presentations, and recite the 4-H Creed. Members could turn in submissions in multiple categories, if they wished.
Vaylee Harper of the North Fork 4-H Club and Marion Williams of the Franklin Mountaineers 4-H Club both recited the 4-H Creed, which was written by an anonymous author and states the beliefs of 4-H members across the nation. Both Harper and Williams received at gold ribbon.
The State Presentation Expo consisted of six 4-H members who created their presentations, recorded themselves giving the presentations, and submitted their videos on YouTube for the contest. Participating in this year’s contest were Cole Harper, Katie Keyser, Phoebe Pownell, Ross Pownell, Vivian Pownell and Marion Williams.
Keyser and Phoebe Pownell teamed up for a presentation titled “Fancy Shakes,” which won them a gold ribbon. Vivian Pownell also won a gold ribbon with her presentation “The Felting Chick.” Ross Pownell won a blue ribbon with his “Kitchen Sink Science” presentation.
Harper and Williams submitted PowerPoint presentations to the contest. Harper discussed “West Virginia University Football: Origin, History, and Impact.” Williams showed her love for volcanoes in her presentation called “Don’t You Lava Volcanoes?!” Harper earned a red ribbon with Williams receiving a white ribbon.