4-H can get pretty confusing. Here's some tips and tricks- organized by contest- to help you better navigate your way!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

4-H Roundup

Me as a first year 4-Her giving a  Roundup speech, 5 years ago!!

The Official Link (click here)
The Overview:

  • Roundup  is  a contest where 4-Her's give speeches, play instruments, demonstrate activities  and many other things, within certain categories.
  • It is held at Fashion Show
  •  You write a speech and memorize it. (it has to be at least 5 minutes long) 
  • You will be in an auditorium or large room in front of an audience AND three judges
  • Me with my first-place medal after my speech:-)!
What NOT to do:

  • Expect that a laptop/projector/speakers etc. will be provided. Check with your county agent.  You don't want to get there and learn that your PowerPoint can't be shown as there is no projector!
  • NO NOTES! Judges WILL dock point if you read from your notes, so it's best not to have them at all
  • NO PARENTS! It sounds strange, but your parent should not help you set up your speech unless you're a junior.  The judges want to see what you've learned, not watch your parent tune your guitar, then watch you stumble up and play it.
Tips and Tricks:

  • Pretty much anything can be a Roundup presentation. You can sing, act, give a speech,dance, tell a story, recite a poem...
  • Keep it interesting. 

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