NEW PHILADELPHIA -- The 4-H Health & Safety Speaking Contest took place June 19 at JIM's Place in New Philadelphia. The local results of the contest are as follows:
Junior Division (under 14 as of Jan. 1)
First place -- Taylor Sprowl of Port Washington, member of the Buckhorn Buckshots, title of talk, "Why You Should 'C-Diff'erently."
Third place -- Amanda Fowler of Port Wahington, member of the Thunder Valley Pioneers, title of talk, "Is a Text Worth Your Life."
Fourth place -- Kaden Shepherd of Newcomerstown, member of Buckhorn Tribe, title of talk, "Workshop Safety."
Fifth place (tie) -- Haley Schreiner of Port Washington, member of 4-H Griffins, title of talk, "CPR;" and Jacob McGlumphy of Stone Creek, member of Stonecreek Peas and Carrots, title of talk, "Running."
Senior Division (14 and over as of Jan. 1)
First place -- Dalton Sprowl of Port Washington, member of Buckhorn Buckshots, title of talk, "Odds Are."
Second place -- Buckhorn Buckshots 4-H Club members: Andrew and Brad Haun of Gnadenhutten, Maddy Schupp of New Philadelphia, and Clayton and Taylor Sprowl of Port Washington. Title of skit, "There's No Hushin' the Facts on Concussion."
Third place -- Atwood Lake 4-H Club members: Barbi Boyd of Mineral City, Michala Metzcar of Zoarville, Carter Parks of Newcomerstown, and Sabrina Yoder of New Philadelphia. Title of skit, "Don't Be a Bully."
First and second place in the Junior Division, first place in the Senior Division, and first and second place in the Skit Contest, will compete at the regional contest which will be held in Wooster on July 6.
Trophies for the contest were donated by Tuscarawas County 4-H Committee. Judges were Janet Kemp, Patty Maag, Myra Pancher and Katie Vickers.