The Agassiz Rainbow 4-H Club took home high honours recently.
Club leader Debbie Frose said a number of club members placed well at district public speaking and Speak and Show competitions on a district and regional level.
Senior member Emma Dinn placed second in district Speak and Shows before moving on to regionals to place second, earning her a place in the provincial competition. Senior member Emma Frose placed third in district Speak and Shows.
Speak and Show is an exercise in public speaking and demonstration; for example, junior member Holden Frose demonstrated how to make blueberry crisp to a panel via Zoom.
Among the junior members, Holden Frose and Lauren Smith moved on to district with speeches, where Holden placed second. Holden moved on to regionals, where he placed third. He also competed in the district Speak and Show, where he placed second and moved on to place first in regionals.
Debbie Frose said the communication skills the club members develop will help them in a variety of situations, including interviews and school presentations.
“A big part of 4-H is teaching (club members) communication skills so when they get out into the big world, they’re well-equipped,” she added.
Debbie Frose said despite the change in the public speaking element from in-person to Zoom due to COVID-19, the club has adapted well and did not give up on their projects.
For more information on local clubs and how to join 4-H, visit 4hbc.ca.