By Jamie Stewart Storey, [email protected]

From left to right Rachel Jenkins, Cheyenne Nieman, Alexis Hall and Lauren Jenkins. Represented Sevier County 4-H at the Eastern Region Senior Level Contest held Feb. 2, 2013 at UT campus. (The Herald/ Submitted Photo)

From left to right Rachel Jenkins, Cheyenne Nieman, Alexis Hall and Lauren Jenkins. Represented Sevier County 4-H at the Eastern Region Senior Level Contest held Feb. 2, 2013 at UT campus. (The Herald/ Submitted Photo)

Recently Seymour and Sevier County High Schools led the way in this year’s annual Eastern Region Senior Finals Public Speaking Contest held at the University of Tennessee.

“Our high school aged Honor Group did extremely well this month as Seymour High’s Cheyenne Nieman placed second overall,” said Extension Director Glenn Turner.  “Sevier County High students Rachel Jenkins, Jenny Patel and Alexis Hall also placed in the event,”

4-H Honor Club is geared toward high school students as they participate in advanced leadership projects, books, and portfolios.  The club also has numerous programs for elementary aged students such as summer camp and volunteer projects.

“Right now the Sevier County extension has more elementary school members than high school participants,” Turner explained. “Many of the younger 4-H Club members do stay active from primary grades throughout graduation.  They also volunteer as Junior Camp (JC) Counselors during the summer.”

Sevier County Extension 4-H Club provides opportunities for elementary to high school aged students to become actively involved within their communities. 4-H Club keeps students actively involved through public speaking events, an active Honor Club and several leadership programs.

For more information regarding 4-H Club activities or possible membership please visit utextensionsevierco/facebook.com or http://www.nifa.usda.gov/youthdevelopment4h.cfm .

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