By MOLLY TERPSTRA
Orange Blossom 4-H Reporter
On Saturday March 18, the Orange Blossom 4-H Speech and Communications Project Group participated in the Stanislaus County 4-H Presentation Day. The event was hosted at the Stanislaus County Agriculture Center in Modesto. Members from all over the county competed with a variety of speeches.
The Orange Blossom members have been preparing for this contest all year, developing topics, writing, and memorizing speeches. Cailee Flood wrote a demonstration speech titled, “Let’s Get Ready to Ride,” in which she talked about equine safety, grooming, and parts identification. Ashley Tran wrote a persuasive prepared speech titled, “Letters Lost in Technology,” where she encouraged the audience to hand write more letters instead of texting. Audrey Tran wrote a persuasive prepared speech titled, “Uniforms: Friend or Foe?” to persuade the audience that wearing school uniforms can help students be more productive at school. Molly Terpstra performed an interpretive reading titled, “The Long Horn Speaks,” which is an old western poem about the life of cattle.
At the end of the competition, all members were awarded with a gold award, and earned the opportunity to compete at the regional level on April 1. Additionally, Cailee Flood, Ashley Tran, and Molly Terpstra were all called back for a command performance, to present their speeches to everyone in attendance that day. The Orange Blossom 4-H club would like to thank Leader, Joyce Reed, for her devoted guidance and instruction that continues to lead Oakdale youth to success.