In 2021, a group of 4-H staff and faculty from across the Northeast region worked on a collaborative effort to create the first virtual Northeast States 4-H Presentations Fest. This event aimed to provide youth with additional opportunities to improve and showcase their communication skills.
This year's event featured thirty 4-H youth from nine states including eight NYS 4-H'ers. All eight NY participants took home blue ribbons with three taking the purple ribbon top honors.
Congrats to all involved on this successful event!
NEW YORK STATE PARTICIPANTS
Top Row: Elias Freire, Micha Kluesner, Andrew Alcruz, ZeldaKosofksy; Bottom Row: Alyssa Healy, Cristina D'Amico, Abigail Marino
Not Pictured: Harriet Kress
Elias Freire, Age 16, Orange County, NY
Topic: Extemporaneous Speech
Micha Kluesner, Age 17, Oswego County, NY
Topic: How to Write a Book
Andrew Alcruz, Age 14, Rockland County, NY
Topic: Following Nature
Zelda Kosofksy, Age 16, Dutchess County, NY
Topic: Story From a 16-Year-Old Young Woman
Alyssa Healy, Age 17, Fingerlakes District, NY
Topic: From Calf to Lactating Cow and Almost Everything In Between
Harriet Kress, Age 14, Columbia/Green Counties, NY
Topic: Dramatic Reading
Cristina D'Amico, Age 13, South Central Distric, NY
Abigail Marino, Age 17, Dutchess County, NY
Topic: All About FFA