Annual Public Presentations Day held at Rutgers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Ten teenagers represented the Monmouth County 4-H Association and received state recognition for their accomplishments in the 2012 State 4-H Public Presentations Program at Rutgers University’s Douglas Campus on June 9.

The Rutgers 4-H Youth Development Program hosted more than 100 4-H’ers from 19 counties participated who gave oral presentations on many subjects. 

The Monmouth County 4-H’ers rated Excellent were Samantha Eisenberg, Kathryn Gray, Morgan Martin, Mary Grace Rapolla, McKayla Tyrrell and Rebecca Shannon. Angela Bekampis, Gautam Boggavarapu, Daisy Brown and Erika Lau received Very Good ratings.

To qualify for the state 4-H event, each of the teens received an excellent rating at their County 4-H Public Presentation Contest earlier this spring. 

The state event offers qualified 4-H’ers an advanced public speaking experience and encourages them to utilize their organizational and speaking skills to assist younger 4-H’ers in the county to further their development of public speaking skills. 

Judging was done by educators, 4-H Club volunteers, faculty and staff. 

The 4-H Youth Development program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension provides information and educational services to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For information, about Monmouth County 4-H, contact the office at 732-431-7263 or log onto the County Web site at and click on the link to the Monmouth County’s  Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service