2013-05-16 / Top News

4-Hers participate in communication arts contest


Communications arts contest participants include, back row, left to right, Sawyer Haak, Cody Heidrich, Shyla Haak, Casondra Rutschke and Jessa Heidrich; front, Sophia Haak, Katie Heidrich, Grace Haak, Jordyn Heidrich and Derek Haak. Communications arts contest participants include, back row, left to right, Sawyer Haak, Cody Heidrich, Shyla Haak, Casondra Rutschke and Jessa Heidrich; front, Sophia Haak, Katie Heidrich, Grace Haak, Jordyn Heidrich and Derek Haak. Emmons County 4-H hosted its annual communication arts contest on May 9 at KEM Electric in Linton, and 10 members participated.

Each of the 4-Hers qualified for the district communication arts contest that will be held in Mandan on May 28. Carmen Rath-Wald, Logan County Extension Agent, judged the event.

Cloverbud recitations included Jordyn Heidrich, “Angel of God Prayer,” Katie Heidrich, “Pledge of Allegiance,” Sophia Haak, “Little Miss Muffet” and Sawyer Haak, “Pledge of Allegiance.”

Three members participated in the individual preteen demonstration category. Demonstrations included Cody Heidrich, “Parts of a compound bow,” Derek Haak, “How to make waffle cookies” and Grace Haak, “How to braid.”


Grace Haak demonstrates “How to braid” with her sister, Sophia, in the chair. Grace Haak demonstrates “How to braid” with her sister, Sophia, in the chair. Shyla Haak and Jessa Heidrich collaborated for a team preteen commercial, “H’s Best.”

Two members delivered serious interpretive readings in both preteen and teen respectively. Jessa Heidrich read “The Story of Grandpa and the Panther from Little House in the Big Woods” by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Casondra Rutschke read “Mississippi Mirror.”

The 4-H Communication Arts program helps participants develop communica- tion skills that are useful throughout a lifetime; provides participants an opportunity to practice their skills before a group; provides participants an opportunity to gather and organize information, equipment and props for public presentation; develops participants’ confidence in making public presentations, and evaluates and enhances communication skills.


Katie Heidrich recites the “Pledge of Allegiance.” Katie Heidrich recites the “Pledge of Allegiance.” For more information about Emmons County 4-H, contact Acacia Stuckle at 254-4811 or acacia.stuckle@ndsu.edu.



Derek Haak demonstrates “How to make waffle cookies.” Derek Haak demonstrates “How to make waffle cookies.”

Casondra Rutschke reads “Mississippi Mirror.” Casondra Rutschke reads “Mississippi Mirror.”

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