Camden Youth Strikes Gold at NC 4-H State Presentations

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N.C. Cooperative Extension provides Camden County youth with the annual opportunity to create their own oral presentations about a topic they are passionate about. Youth then compete at District Activity Day which is a competition within Northeastern NC where 4-Hers throughout the region present to a panel of judges. The gold medalists from each category are then provided the opportunity to compete at State Presentations.

This year, Khadijah Osbourne won gold in Arts & Communication for 15-18 years old at District Activity Day in Warren County, which allowed her to compete in the State Presentations. She competed against youth from throughout the state who presented on a variety of topics in arts and communication. Khadijah’s presentation focused on music’s psychological effects on the body and how this has led to music’s prevalence throughout the world. All of her hard work paid off and she was able to take home gold and a cash prize!

Recruitment and practice for presentations begins in April and May so that everyone is ready for District Activity Day in June. Gold and silver winners above the age of 9 can then compete at the state level in July. If you are interested in presenting next year please email ali_huber@ncsu.edu, call 252-331-7630, or check the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Camden County Center website and Facebook page for updates on when to sign-up in the spring.