DURHAM — 4-H members from Rockingham and Strafford counties recently joined together for an Activities Day held at the Thompson School of Applied Science on the UNH campus. The event gives members an opportunity to showcase the public speaking, presentation, and life skills gained from their experience in 4-H. The subjects chosen are based on the youth’s interests or passions. “This event is a real challenge for some of our youth. They have been practicing with their parents and club members, and at the event, they are before a room of judges and peers. It can be very stressful. We are proud of the composure they show while presenting and of the support given to them by the entire 4-H community. The skills they practice now will last a lifetime,” said Joe Drake, 4-H Program Coordinator in Rockingham County.
The next event is 4-H State Activities Day, to be held Sat., June 1 at UNH. 4-H members from Rockingham County who qualified to attend the June event follow in four categories:
Public Speaking: Courtney Schrempf, Fremont, “The Semi Crazy Horse Life,” Peter Haber, Raymond, “Understanding Modern Art,” Sarah Siudut, Brentwood, “The Case Against Horse Slaughter.”
Action Exhibits: Sarah Siudut, Brentwood, “Standard of Eggsellence,” Jennifer Elwell, Stratham:, “Scratch Art,” Katarina Vogel, Raymond, “Nature is Your Friend,” Reba-lyn Liebfried, Brentwood, “Homemade Ice Cream, It’s in the Bag,” Peter and Anna Haber, Raymond, “Origami Boxes and Birds,” James Vogel, Raymond, “Martial Arts/Self-Defense.”
Demonstrations: Emily Hayes, Methuen Mass., “Cracking the Code on Your Horses Mannerisms,” Elizabeth Gaffney, Dracut Mass. and Julia McElroy, Atkinson, “Yummy Horse Treats,” Maggie Kenter, Kingston and Courtney Schrempf, Fremont, “Ski Jorging,” Sarah Siudut, Brentwood, “Origami Chickens,” Kenneth Elwell, Stratham, “Growing Bonsai Plants,” Sarah-Jean Sargent, Raymond and Makayla Vadeboncoeur, Brentwood, “Yoga on Horseback,” Keelin Berger, Epping, “Horses,” Sadie Snell, Derry, “Saddle Pads.”
Photography: Reba-lyn Liebfried, Brentwood, “This is My Rug,” Sarah Siudut, Brentwood, “Pollen, Sweet Pollen,” Courtney Schrempf, Fremont, “Playing in the Snow.”
For more information on 4-H clubs and programs in Rockingham County, call 603-679-5616 or visit www.bit.ly/RockCty4H.