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Students receive gold medals at State 4-H Days in W.Va.

September 11, 2010
  • Amanda Smith of Kearneysville, W.Va.
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Sal Barahona of Martinsburg. W.Va., demonstrates gold-worthy skills in the senior individual division of the Small Pets 4-H Visual Presentation Contest held recently during State 4-H Days.

The first place demonstration titled "From Parakeet to Eagle: A 4-H Zookeeper" earned a state 4-H gold ribbon.

Nearly 200 youths presented illustrated talks before judges at West Virginia University.

WVU Extension Service organizes the annual event and awards state honors in several categories. Working through WVU Extension county offices, WVU sponsors 4-H Youth Development clubs and educational activities in each of the state's 55 counties.

Impressing contest judges with explanations and visual details about "Cell Phone Usage in Schools," during State 4-H Days was Amanda Smith of Kearneysville, W.Va.

She competed in the senior division of the Extemporaneous Speech Contest at WVU in Morgantown.

The presentation received a state gold ribbon.

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