Forty-one students entered the 4-H Speaking Competition held at Patrick Henry Community College in Stuart on Friday, January 29. Overall winners were selected to move up to the area competition to be held in Pulaski County on May 7.\r\nKali Craig and Madeline Heath will be moving up to the area contest in dramatic reading. Lillian Cobbler, Mac Edwards, Caitlyn Haynes, and Fiona Woodford will move up with their public speeches.\r\n\u201cHow to\u201d PowerPoint presenters competing in area competition will include: Breanna Cox, Suzanne Gonzalez, and Rori Clawson. Susan Boyd and Adrian Ramirez will be competing at the area contest with their research PowerPoint presentations.\r\nCounties competing in the area competition include: Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Patrick, and Pulaski.\r\nFourth grade students entering the dramatic reading competition included: Tyler Buchanon, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School; Allison Carter, Little Women; Kali Craig, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School; Haley Gilley, Behold, No Cavities!; Madeline Heath, Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not take the Garbage Out; Madison Mills, Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig; Sabrina Rorrer, Because of Winn-Dixie; and Hannah Wood, Charlotte\u2019s Web.\r\nAll of th<a href="http:\/\/www.mountainmedianews.com\/enterprise\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/02\/4th-gr-dramatic-reading.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-585" src="http:\/\/www.mountainmedianews.com\/enterprise\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/02\/4th-gr-dramatic-reading-300x216.jpg" alt="4th gr dramatic reading" width="300" height="216" \/><\/a>\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_582" align="alignnone" width="300"]<a href="http:\/\/www.mountainmedianews.com\/enterprise\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/02\/4h-6-7-grade-power-pnt.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-582" src="http:\/\/www.mountainmedianews.com\/enterprise\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/02\/4h-6-7-grade-power-pnt-300x212.jpg" alt="PowerPoint competition, grades six and seven: front row: Brianna Puckett, Rori Clawson, Winter Adkins, Dyson Spence; back row: Suzanne Gonzalez, Susan Boyd, Breanna Cox, Adrian Ramirez, Tristan Moore." width="300" height="212" \/><\/a> PowerPoint competition, grades six and seven: front row: Brianna Puckett, Rori Clawson, Winter Adkins, Dyson Spence; back row: Suzanne Gonzalez, Susan Boyd, Breanna Cox, Adrian Ramirez, Tristan Moore.[\/caption]\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_584" align="alignnone" width="300"]<a href="http:\/\/www.mountainmedianews.com\/enterprise\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/02\/4H-pblic-speech2.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-584" src="http:\/\/www.mountainmedianews.com\/enterprise\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/02\/4H-pblic-speech2-300x227.jpg" alt="The correct names are: group one: front row: Autumn Heath, Caitlyn Haynes, Hannah Hughes, Caroline Haynes, Mac Edwards; back row: Andrew Rakes, Sam Wood, Sam Pendleton, Payton Stovall, Xander Hylton" width="300" height="227" \/><\/a> The correct names are: group one: front row: Autumn Heath, Caitlyn Haynes, Hannah Hughes, Caroline Haynes, Mac Edwards; back row: Andrew Rakes, Sam Wood, Sam Pendleton, Payton Stovall, Xander Hylton[\/caption]\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_583" align="alignnone" width="300"]<a href="http:\/\/www.mountainmedianews.com\/enterprise\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/02\/4h-pblic-spch-5th-gr.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-583" src="http:\/\/www.mountainmedianews.com\/enterprise\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/02\/4h-pblic-spch-5th-gr-300x235.jpg" alt="Group 2: front row: Emma Pendleton, Lauren Murphy, Jadyn Pruitt, Mia Stowe; back row: Katelyn Delgado, Columbia Haycraft, Marshall Adams, Emma Hutchens." width="300" height="235" \/><\/a> Group 2: front row: Emma Pendleton, Lauren Murphy, Jadyn Pruitt, Mia Stowe; back row: Katelyn Delgado, Columbia Haycraft, Marshall Adams, Emma Hutchens.[\/caption]\r\n\r\ne students did a great job with their dramatic readings and all of them received blue ribbons. Overall first place ($30) went to Kali Craig. Madeline Heath placed second ($20). Third place ($10) was awarded to Tyler Buchanon.\r\nFourth grade students entering the Personal Narrative Public Speaking category included: Lillian Cobbler, \u201cThe Special Snow Ride;\u201d Heather Edwards, \u201cMy First Beach Trip;\u201d BobbiJo Roberts, \u201cEncounter of My Life;\u201d Stephanie Rodriquez, \u201cthe Best Birthday Party;\u201d Chase Rupert, \u201cThe Boulder Dash;\u201d and Fiona Woodford, \u201cA Day That Changed My Life.\u201d\r\nAll of the fourth grade students in the personal narrative category also received blue ribbons. Overall first place ($30) went to Lillian Cobbler. Fiona Woodford placed second ($20). Third place ($10) was awarded to Chase Rupert.\r\nPersuasive public speeches were given by fifth grade students. This was the largest category with 18 students competing. The group was split into two rooms with the top three from each room competing again to determine the overall top three in this category.\r\nDue to a tie in one room, the top seven students (receiving blue ribbons) in the Persuasive Public Speech category were: Mac Edwards with his speech on \u201cWhy You Should Not Smoke;\u201d Caitlyn Haynes, \u201cThere are Too Many Electronics in Our lives;\u201d Autumn Heath, \u201cEndangered Species;\u201d Emma Pendleton, \u201cThe Importance of Community Service and Volunteering;\u201d Sam Pendleton, \u201cWhy Cell Phones Should Not Be Allowed in School;\u201d Jadyn Pruitt, \u201cWhy Dogs are Better Pets Than Cats;\u201d and Mia Stowe speaking on \u201cDon\u2019t Drink too Much Alcohol.\u201d\r\nAdditional 4-Hers receiving blue ribbons included: Caroline Haynes, \u201cWhy You Should Not Do Drugs;\u201d Emma Hutchens, \u201cDo Not Litter or Throw Trash Out of the Car Window;\u201d Xander Hylton, \u201cWhy Kids Should Not Eat School Lunch;\u201d Lauren Murphy, \u201cLittering;\u201d Andrew Rakes, \u201cTaking Care of Your Pet;\u201d Payton Stovall, \u201cWhy We Need More Mobile Health Care Units;\u201d and Sam Wood, \u201cWhy Exercise is Good for You.\u201d\r\nRed ribbon winners included: Marshall Adams, \u201cWhy You Should Wear a Seatbelt;\u201d Katelyn Delgado, \u201cthe Walking Dead TV Show;\u201d Columbia Haycraft, \u201cWhy Girls Should Play on Boys Sports Teams;\u201d and Hannah Hughes, \u201cWhy People Should Not Drink Alcohol.\u201d\r\nThe top three students in the Persuasive Speech Public Speech category were: Mac Edwards, first place ($30); Caitlyn Haynes, second place ($20), and a tie for third place between Sam Pendleton ($10) and Mia Stowe ($10).\r\nSixth grade students gave \u201cHow to\u201d PowerPoint speeches. Students entering the competition included Rori Clawson, Breanna Cox, Suzanne Gonzalez, Brianna Puckett, and Dyson Spence. First place went to Breanna Cox with her presentation on \u201cHow to Make Brownies.\u201d Suzanne Gonzalez received the second place award ($20) with her presentation entitled \u201cHow to Make a Caesar Salad.\u201d Rori Clawson received the third place award ($10) with her presentation on \u201cHow to do an Easy Waterfall Braid.\u201d\r\nBreanna Cox, Suzanne Gonzalez, and Rori Clawson received blue ribbons.\r\nRed ribbon winners included Brianna Puckett, \u201cHow to Use a Camera\u201d and Dyson Spence, \u201cHow to Change a Flat Tire.\u201d\r\nSeventh grade students gave Research Power Point Presentations. Winter Adkins, Susan Boyd, Tristan Moore, and Adrian Ramirez entered this competition. Susan Boyd took first place ($30) with her research PowerPoint entitled \u201cPandas.\u201d Second place ($20) went to Adrian Ramirez with his power point, \u201cSpinosaurus\u2019s.\u201d Both Susan and Adrian received blue ribbons. Red ribbon winners included: Winter Adkins, \u201cWilliam Shakespeare\u201d and Tristan Moore, \u201cMatchbox Cars.\u201d\r\nEvent organizers appreciate everyone who made the competition a success. Judges included: Ursula Allen, Betsy Clark, Glenda Cobbler, Lena Martin, Lisa Martin, Margie Nowlin, Janice Pendleton and Betty Perry. The leaders are proud of all of their 4-Hers who entered the competition.