Union County, NJ – Four students shared the energetic diversity of Union County with their peers from across New Jersey last month, as they participated in the annual 4-H Public Presentation Contest at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
The four were selected for the statewide contest from a pool of 41 participants in the Union County 4-H public speaking event held earlier this year.
“Union County 4-H encourages young people to explore their interests while building communication and leadership skills,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak. “On behalf of the Freeholder Board, I would like to thank Kyle, Adrian, Vivek, and Angela for their very spirited and capable representation of our Union County community in this statewide event.”
A total of 180 New Jersey 4-H members participated in the statewide contest. The members from Union County were:
- Kyle Grant, Basketball, 9th grade, Union.
- Adrian Lam, The Art of Juggling, 9th grade, Westfield. Adrian was awarded the medal for Outstanding Presenter in his group.
- Vivek Sreenivasan, Robotics for Fun, 9th grade, Westfield.
- Angela Waldmann, Vocal Performance of “Let it Go” and History of Song, 8th grade, Roselle.
4-H Public Presentations is a youth development program of the statewide Rutgers Cooperative Extension, designed to provide students with experience in creating and delivering a public talk. 4-H members from grades 8-12 who received a score of excellent on their county presentation were eligible to attend the statewide event.
Union County 4-H is run by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County, supported in part by the Freeholder Board.
The clubs are open to all Union County students in grades one through 12. Popular clubs include archery, Lego robotics, anime, cooking, horticulture, and living history.
The 4-H activity season runs concurrently with the school year and an Open House is held each September to help students match their interests with a club. For more details and an Open House invitation, visitucnj.org/rce.