Teen wins gold in state 4-H competition

Published 10:41 am Thursday, August 15, 2019

Savannah Ivey represented Davie County at the NC State 4-H Presentation contest on July 20, and won gold in the 11-13 age division for the Family & Consumer Sciences category.

Savannah, 13, is a member of the Spice of Life 4-H Club which focuses on youth leadership development and community service. This was Savannah’s second year participating in 4-H presentations, an activity she enjoys because it allows her to meet new people and helps her build confidence and skills for presenting in school.

Her gold medal presentation was titled “Room Decorating” and focused on the steps she took to redecorate a bathroom in her house.

Savannah says the hardest part of preparing her presentation was “memorizing all my slides without notecards.” Of the contest, she says, “4-H presentation contests will make you very nervous at first, but once you stand up in front of the judges, all your fear melts away. It will definitely help you see your strengths and where you need to improve.”

Savannah plans to continue competing in 4-H presentations, but hasn’t decided what her next topic will be.

Davie County was also represented at the State 4-H Presentation contest by Jay Niland, who competed in the 14-18 Citizenship & Community Service category. Jay is also a member of the Spice of Life 4-H Club.

“Davie County 4-H is very proud of Savannah and Jay and their wonderful representation of our community,” said Taylor Jenkins, 4-H Extension agent.