The Southeast District 4-H Speech Contest was recently conducted at the University of Nebraska−Lincoln. There were five Otoe County 4-H members who participated. They did a super job representing Otoe County, said Sarah Purcell, Nebraska Extension Educator.

This contest was an opportunity for 4-H youth who advanced from the county level to give their speech and/or public service announcement (PSA) in district competition. The top five in each division received a medal. Speech contest results are:

Junior Division Speech (ages 8 to 10):  Lauren Brehm of Talmage - “Moo-ving into the Future with 4-H Animal Science Projects” – Purple; and Justus Kreifels of Nebraska City – “The Game of 4-H” – Purple.

Intermediate Division Speech (ages 11 to 13):  John Hippen of Bennet – “My 4-F Experience” – Purple and Medal; and Daisa Smidt of Adams “All About Sewing” – Purple and Medal.

Senior Division Speech (over 14):  Valerie Bennie of Nebraska City – “Paving a Path toward My Future” – Blue.