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Washington County Youth Win 4-H Public Speaking Tournament

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4-H members display the awards they earned while participating at the Regional 4-H Public Speaking Tournament held at the University of Maine.

Orono, Maine — Mikaila Loughlin and Hope Carle won Overall Speaker awards Saturday, March 29 at the 4-H Regional Public Speaking Tournament at the University of Maine.

Loughlin, of Horse Power 4-H Club in Washington County, won in the demonstration division for her talk titled “Fab Frames.” Carle, an independent member from Washington County, won in the illustration category for her presentation titled “Military Dogs.”

Kate Bitar and Libby Bitar of the 4-H Club Quoddy Kids in Washington County, also presented at the annual regional competition. The Bitars teamed up for a “How to Make String Art” presentation. Youth from Aroostook, Hancock, Knox, Lincoln, Piscataquis and Waldo counties also took part.

For more information about 4-H in Washington County, call the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office, 207.255.3345.

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension:
As a trusted resource for almost 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.