The Rutgers 4-H Youth Development Program hosted 175 4-H’ers from 18 counties. All of the participating teens gave oral presentations on specific topics.
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 event provides an opportunity for 4-H members to compete with their public presentations on the state level with 4-H members from around New Jersey. The presentations were judged by teams of 4-H volunteers, staff, alumni, and educators, as audience members watched. Each participant received an excellent, very good or good ribbon and the top presentation in each room received an Outstanding Room Award.
The following Monmouth County 4-H members gave presentations and received state recognition for their accomplishments:
Gautam Boggavarapu, Marlboro Topic: Sharks Award: Very Good
Jeevan Boggavarapu, Marlboro Topic: Legless Lizards Award: Very Good
Jillian Haliskoe, Middletown Topic: Going Green in a Barn Award: Very Good
Linette Reeman, Lincroft Topic: The Battle Royale Award: Excellent
Ryan Singh, Colts Neck Topic: Effects of Environmental Temperature on Exercise Physiology Award: Excellent
Kylie Taylor, Jackson Topic: Cucumber Salad Team Award: Good
Erica Todd, Jackson Topic: Cucumber Salad Team Award: Good
Joshua Todd, Jackson Topic: How to Train Your Pokemon Award: Very Good
The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station -Cooperative Extension, 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status, and any other category protected by law.
For more information about the Monmouth County 4-H Program call the 4-H Office at
732-431-7260 x7264 or visit the 4-H website at http://nj4h.rutgers.edu.