Veronika P from Otter Lamb & Swine Club with her speech “Time to Abolish the Monarchy” placed 1st in Langley District and 3rd in the Fraser Valley Regional Competition. (Special to The Star)

Veronika P from Otter Lamb & Swine Club with her speech “Time to Abolish the Monarchy” placed 1st in Langley District and 3rd in the Fraser Valley Regional Competition. (Special to The Star)

Langley 4-H members learn skills through public speaking

Chloe B,, Elly V., and Lily M. earned first in three different speaking categories this spring

Langley District 4-H Senior Council is congratulating all 4-H members that have participated in the district communications competitions this spring.

The 4-H program aims at developing the whole person and part of this development involves learning how to communicate effectively.

In the public speaking program, 4-H members deliver formal prepared speeches to an audience.

In addition to prepared speeches, 4-H public speaking may include impromptu speeches. Impromptu speeches are short speeches that are delivered off the cuff, with only a short time for preparation.

In junior speeches (aged nine to 12), Chloe B. from Glen Valley Club placed first with her speech “In One Ear and Out the Other” in the Fraser Valley Regional Competition.

Juliette D. from Woodland Hare & Hound Club placed second and Annabelle D. from Woodland Hare & Hound Club earned third.

For senior speeches (aged 13 to 18), Veronika P. from Otter Lamb & Swine Club won first for her speech “Time to Abolish the Monarchy.”

Elly V. from Otter Lamb & Swine Club earned second for “How Music Affects People” placed second, and third went to Ben S. from Langley Beef Club.

READ MORE: Getting through the pandemic: how a Langley 4-H club has adapted

Speak and Show presentations can be either demonstrations or illustrated talks delivered by one 4-H member.

Speak and show topics must have agriculture or food themes so that members learn and teach about what makes the 4-H youth program unique, its connection to the agriculture industry.

The final result of a speak and show presentation can be a finished product, a learned skill, or increased understanding of the topic by the audience.

Junior Speak & Shows winners, aged nine to 12, included Lily M. from Glen Valley 4-H Club with her speak & show “Let Them Eat Cake Pops!” placed first.

Emily B. from Woodlands Hare & Hound Club with “Morsel, A Tiny Bit of Goodness” placed second.

Have a story tip? Email:

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.



Chloe B from Glen Valley Club with her speech “In One Ear and Out the Other” placed 1st in Langley District and 1st in Fraser Valley Regional Competition. (Special to The Star)

Chloe B from Glen Valley Club with her speech “In One Ear and Out the Other” placed 1st in Langley District and 1st in Fraser Valley Regional Competition. (Special to The Star)

Just Posted

Police closed off 16th Avenue between 232nd and 240th streets in Aldergrove Saturday night at the site of a reported motor vehicle accident. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
VIDEO: Police close off 16th Avenue

Fire crews were initially called to a report of a motor vehicle accident

Stephen Nicol, Langley Secondary science teacher, Amanda Smith, LEPS Agriculture Program coordinator, and Gary Jones, a Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation director and KPU faculty member have been involved in the new Learning Farm. (Black Press Media files)
Otter Co-op donates $25,000 for Langley outdoor learning space

Farm is proposed to include a food forest, an incubator farm, and a solar powered container farm

At the Monday, June 14 vote approving limited outdoor drinking on a trial basis, Coun. Rosemary Wallace said she has heard a number of residents express concerns about operating pilot ‘alcohol allowed zones” in September, when students will be heading back to school. (file)
VIDEO: ‘Alcohol allowed zones’ approved in Langley City

Pilot project will be limited to Fridays and Saturdays at three locations

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year, says immigration minister

Canada plans to increase persons admitted from 23,500 to 45,000 and expedite permanent residency applications

Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was stabbed and killed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna woman who fatally stabbed teen facing up to 1.5 years of jail time

Her jail sentence would be followed by an additional one to 1.5 years of supervision

Cpl. Scott MacLeod and Police Service Dog Jago. Jago was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, June 17. (RCMP)
Abbotsford police, RCMP grieve 4-year-old service dog killed in line of duty

Jago killed by armed suspect during ‘high-risk’ incident in Alberta

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The George Road wildfire near Lytton, B.C., has grown to 250 hectares. (BC Wildfire Service)
B.C. drone sighting halts helicopters fighting 250 hectares of wildfire

‘If a drone collides with firefighting aircraft the consequences could be deadly,’ says BC Wildfire Service

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
NACI advice to mix vaccines gets varied reaction from AstraZeneca double-dosers

NACI recommends an mRNA vaccine for all Canadians receiving a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

A aerial view shows the debris going into Quesnel Lake caused by a tailings pond breach near the town of Likely, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Updated tailings code after Mount Polley an improvement: B.C. mines auditor

British Columbia’s chief auditor of mines has found changes to the province’s requirements for tailings storage facilities

A North Vancouver man was arrested Friday and three police officers were injured after a 10-person broke out at English Bay on June 19, 2021. (Youtube/Screen grab)
Man arrested, 3 police injured during 10-person brawl at Vancouver beach

The arrest was captured on video by bystanders, many of whom heckled the officers as they struggled with the handcuffed man

Surrey Fire Service battled a dock fire along the Fraser River late Friday night (June 18). It was on Musqueam Drive, near Industrial Road, around 10:45 p.m. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
VIDEO: Fire engulfs pier on Surrey side of the Fraser River

Dock has reportedly been unused for a long time

Most Read