Washington County Extension 4-H seeks youth for public speaking tournament

MACHIAS, Maine—University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is seeking youth between the ages of 5 and 18 to participate in the Washington County 4-H public speaking tournament on March 9, beginning at 10 a.m., at the University of Maine Machias, Science Building, room 102.   Youth ages 9-18 who participate in the tournament, and receive the required score, will be invited to the state tournament in Orono on April 6.

An informational session about the tournament will be held Feb. 9, 10 a.m.– noon at the UMaine Extension office, 28 Center Street, Machias.

For more information, to register or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Tara Wood or Sandy Copel-Parsons at 207.255.3345. More information about the 4-H public speaking program is also available online.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:  As a trusted resource for over 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.