32 outstanding 4-H members competed in the 2023 4-H Saskatchewan Provincial Public Speaking competition at the Vic Juba Community Theatre at Lakeland College in Lloydminster. These 32 members delivered self-authored speeches on a variety of topics ranging from “Perseverance” to “Mutton Busting.” After the competition, participants and guests were treated to a banquet and prizes courtesy of the hosting District #35 4-H Council. The winning speakers for the 2023 Provincial Public Speaking Competition were:
1st Place- Addison Blind (Eagle Hills 4-H Club- NW) – “Cheetahs”
2nd Place- Lyla Glenn (Val Marie 4-H Light Horse Club- SW) – “No Way”
3rd Place – Kelly Jones (Reno Multiple 4-H Club- SW) – “Fun in the Funfinder”
1st Place- Jayce Stolhandske-Dale (Burnham 4-H Community Club- SW) – “My Crazy Mother”
2nd Place- Winston DeBruijn (Big River Multiple 4-H Club-NW) – “How to Take Over the World”
3rd Place- Gage Goetz (Outram-Madigan 4-H Beef Club-SE) – My Football Experience”
Honourable Mention- Jolene Friesen (Clavet Multiple 4-H Club- NW) – “O.I.”
1st Place- Ava Loveridge (Goodeve Multiple 4-H Club-SE) – “Canadian Stereotypes”
2nd Place- Morgan Debenham (Kennedy 4-H Beef Club- SE)- “Time”
3rd Place- Mia Mackie (Reno Multiple 4-H Club- SW) – “One Day At A Time”
1st Place- Olivia Keslick (Maple Creek Multiple 4-H Club-SW) “Perseverance”
2nd Place- Janelle Stolhandske-Dale (Burnham 4-H Community Club-SW) “I am Malala”
3rd Place- Katherine Possberg (Viscount 4-H Beef Club- NE) “The Fear of the Unknown”
Congratulations to all the 4-H members that competed in the competition. Thank you to the District #35 4-H Council and the organizing committee for hosting this event, and thank you to the judges for your wisdom and hard work.
Thank you to the event sponsors Gold Horse Casino, 4-H Saskatchewan, Nutrien, Veikle Agro. Inc, District #35 4-H Clubs, Meridian Surveys, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., FCC, Axten Farms, Honey Bee Manufacturing Ltd., Degelman Industries, Vee Tee Feeders, Northern Livestock Sales, Neil & Gail Carruthers, Servus Credit Union, Synergy Credit Union, Redhead Equipment, T-Link Agro Ltd. RM of Hillsdale #440, RM of Manitou Lake #442, and Sobeys.
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