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Adilene Koelzer, 11, tests a paper helicopter at the "Round and Round" table during Presentation Day at Green Valley Middle School in Fairfield, Saturday. Adilene, of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, earned a gold medal for her display, “Gi'me Kumihimo Bracelet presentation/demonstration" during the event where 4-Hers from the region gathered to show what they have learned over the season. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)


4-H members earn gold at Presentation Day

By From page A3 | February 24, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Several youngsters representing 4-H clubs from around Solano County earned gold medals Saturday at the annual Presentation Day.

Hosted by the Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, the event at Green Valley Middle School included demonstrations, public speaking, interpretive reading and a variety of displays.

Solano County 4-H is a youth development program focusing on life skills, citizenship and leadership. The purpose of the competition is to encourage all members to give public presentations in which they seek out accurate information, organize it into a useful form and present it in a pleasing manner, according to Valerie Williams, Solano County 4-H Youth Development Program.

The Elmira and Wolfskill 4-H clubs were both recognized for having the highest percentage of participants at Saturday’s event, Williams stated in a press release.

The gold-medal winners include:

Displays, grades fourth-fifth: Christopher Lang, Suisun Valley 4-H Club, “This little piggy went to the market”; Maya Miller, Suisun Valley, “Stretching”; Jordan Burkett, Sherwood Forest, “Horsie Hair Cuts”; Adilene Koelzer, Vaca Valley 4-H Club, “Gi’me Kumihimo Bracelet presentation/demonstration”

Displays, grades sixth-eighth: Makenna Caulfield, Roving Clovers 4-H Club, “Home Grown Goodies”; Megan Ross, Rio Vista 4-H Club, “Grow Anything Anywhere with Raised Beds”; Natalie Greene, Sherwood Forest, “One Size Does Not Fit All – Fitting a Saddle to You and Your Horse”

Displays, grades ninth-12th: Carson Merodio, Suisun Valley, “The Sport of Water Polo”

Demonstrations/illustrated talks, grades sixth-eighth: Erica Lull, Elmira 4-H Club, “Showing Market Chickens”; Jessica Burkett, Sherwood Forest, “Doggie Blood Donors”

Demonstrations/illustrated talks, grades ninth-12th: Anna Moore, Roving Clovers, “Eggs – The Inside Story”; Josephine Linan, Sherwood Forest, “The Bridle: English or Western?”

Demonstrations/illustrated talks – team, grades sixth-12th: Erin Tiernan-Lang and Adele Phillips, Elmira, “Cuddle Me Close Cover Ups”

Prepared speech, grades sixth-eighth: Amanda Kant, Sherwood Forest, “Our National Anthem”

Prepared speech, grades ninth-12th: Lindsay Tryba, Roving Clovers, “Lindsay’s Speech”

Cultural arts, grades fourth-fifth: Madeline Giron, Wolfskill, “Ballet is the best!”

Cultural arts, grades ninth-12th: Sierra Solbrack, Wolfskill, “The Amazing Short”

Share the fun, grades 6-11th: Suisun Valley 4-H Club, Ethan Brown, Natalie Frenkel, Olivia Frenkel, Christopher Lang, Tiffany Lum, Alec Merodio, Carson Merodio, Alexis Taliaferro, Clairese Wright and Robert Wright, “Do you suffer from RBSS – Record Book Stress Syndrome?”

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Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.

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