4-H district roundup winners announcedPublished 11:00pm Friday, June 14, 2013
Amanda Reeves of Coffee County won the senior division of the “Have I Got a Story” competition at Troy University Friday.
The competition was an event of the 4-H Southeast Region District Roundup and included senior, junior and intermediate storytellers. Reeves will represent the Southeast Region at the state 4-H competition.
Peggy Stroud, storytelling coordinator, said storytelling is a relatively new 4-H event and only in its second year in the Southeast Region. However, storytelling is gaining popularity among 4-H’ers.
“This is not public speaking. It’s simply telling stories,” Stroud said. “We are excited that more young people are wanting to share stories and that they are also eager listeners. We had excellent storytellers in this year’s competition and look forward to following them as they become more experienced and confident storytellers.”
Stroud said that only one point separated Reeves and Renee Tennant of Lee County.
The storytellers in the senior division were judged on storytelling and also on their community service projects that focused on the promotion of storytelling in their communities.
“Both of these young tellers will continue to improve and we look for great things from them,” she said. “Our winners in the intermediate and junior divisions were also outstanding.’
Daniel Corbett of Lee County took the intermediate title and Jaci Williamson of Covington County won the junior division.
Both showed great promise as storytellers, Stroud said.