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Meet the Presenter: Jefferson County 4-H'er Julie Fincham - 2021 Presentation Expo Gold Ribbon Winner

Julie Fincham Jefferson County West Virginia Festivals 2021 State 4-H Presentation Expo PresentationJulie Fincham, 14, has been a member of the Summit Point Busy Bees 4-H Club in Jefferson County for 6 years.

She has participated in the the presentation contest at the club level for 6 years, but this is the first year she has submitted an entry to her county and state-level contests. She enjoys the opportunity to practice her public speaking skills while participating in a club activity.

The title of her presentation is: West Virginia Festivals. When asked why she choose to do a presentation on this topic, she said "I was really interested in the festivals, and I wanted to learn more about them because I hope to visit some of them." In her presentation, she discusses 5 famous festivals known throughout our state, including:

  1. Forest Festival in Elkins, WV
  2. Strawberry Festival in Buckhannon, WV
  3. Mountain Music Festival in Oak Hill, WV
  4. The Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, WV
  5. The Bridge Day Festival in Fayetteville, WV

She uses pictures throughout her presentation to tell more about each festival, which she describes is her favorite part of her presentation. How many of these festivals have you had the opportunity to visit? If you would like to learn more about each of them, be sure to check out Julie's presentation below and her resources included in the links above.

Julie thinks it is important to develop her public speaking skills because it will help her in college and in her career. If you are thinking about doing a presentation for your club, county, or state presentation contest and you are feeling a little intimidated take Julie's advice, "It may seem scary at first, but if you give it a try and keep practicing it will get easier."

She would like to thank her parents and her club leaders for supporting her through the process of developing her 2021 Gold Ribbon Presentation.

Fun Fact: Julie's favorite pizza topping is PINEAPPLE!