Close competition during 4-H speech night

It was clear that everyone enjoyed the speeches and the wonderful meal,

Members of Rodeo Rednecks 4-H Club pose for a group photo during a speech night held recently in Blackpool Hall. Pictured are (back

Members of Rodeo Rednecks 4-H Club pose for a group photo during a speech night held recently in Blackpool Hall. Pictured are (back

Kelly Ludbrook, club reporter

Rodeo Rednecks 4-H Club held its 2016 speech night at the Blackpool Hall on Sunday, Feb. 28. It was a fairly close competition.

In the Clover Bud category, Katie Biagioni and Mia Thompson tied in first place. Mia’s topic was ‘Big Ben’ this year, and Katie’s was ‘Hunting’.

In the Pre-Club category, Ellie Thompson placed first with her speech ‘Tooth Fairies’.

In the Junior category, Mackenzie Ross came in first with her speech about disabled barrel racer Amberly Snyder, with Payton Munson following in second with her speech ‘Overcoming my Fear’. And last but not least, following close behind in third place were Jessica Stefanyk and Kelly Ludbrook, with Jessica’s speech ‘The History of 4-H in Canada’ and Kelly’s speech ‘Trail Riding in 4-H’.

Senior winners were were Keltie Arndt: 1, (speech title: Travelling); Billy Biagioni: 2 (Hunting and What It Means To Me); and Natalia Biagioni: 3 (Full Throttle Trick Riders).

It was a great night. It was clear that everyone enjoyed the speeches and the wonderful meal, as well as the potluck of cookies and cakes that everyone so kindly brought.