Granville County 4-H Members Rise to a New Challenge Amid COVID-19 and It Pays Off!

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Three Granville County 4-H members presented at the North Central District 4-H District Activity Day. Those members and the categories they competed in are:

  • Samuel Dickerson- Public Speaking
  • Abby Holsomback- Horse Presentations
  • Ella Holsomback- Presentations

Abby and Ella Holsomback won gold in their respective age divisions and categories and will advance to state-level competition.

The 4-H District Activity Day was conducted virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 impacts. Instead of competing in-person in front of judges, competitors were asked to record a “one-cut” video of their presentation or demonstration then upload it to a registration form with the help of their 4-H agent. Videos had to feature the member on screen at all times. Judges viewed the presentations remotely and scored the presenters on several criteria including but not limited to, voice, confidence, and knowledge on subject matter, and professional appearance.

Abby and Ella will re-record their presentations incorporating the suggestions given by the district level judges. The new recordings will be submitted for judging at the state level at NC 4-H presentations competition. NC 4-H Congress will also be conducted virtually, so the same format will apply. The new recordings will also be “one-cut” – that means no edits are made to the presentation.

Congratulations to these Granville County 4-H members on their achievement, we are so proud of them rising to the new challenge of presenting virtually and wish them the best for the state contest!