By Kayla Morrell

Lucky Clover 4-H

For the past few months, members of the Lucky Clover 4-H Club have been writing and memorizing speeches about topics ranging from how to correctly flip a cow’s twisted stomach to poems about World War II.

They started at county presentation day in January, where they all received gold rankings, which is the highest award possible at that level.

Then two months later, they competed at the sectional presentation day at Cal Poly SLO and again they all achieved gold.

Now they are preparing for State Presentation Day at the end of June on the UC Davis campus.

A Lucky Clover parent emphasized the benefits a student gets from the public speaking project.

“The benefits of the public speaking project are vast, but the greatest benefit I’ve seen in my daughter is her confidence in herself. The growth she has shown while speaking to small or large groups is outstanding. She doesn’t hide behind me anymore. She stands out and speaks up,” said Kaci Morrell.