On Saturday April 16th, Pride Academy was successfully represented for the first time at the Essex County 4-H Fair. Our Pride Scholars had the opportunity to showcase projects they have completed as members of the Lucky Lions 4-H Club and work they have completed in class and at home for competition. In our first fair, we had over 50 projects representing 12 different 4-H members and won more than 60 awards for outstanding projects and presentations. Students submitted many projects related to our Community Garden, which we will be installing this spring, and displayed vegetables, herbs, and even writing projects about our worm composting program. Other projects included paintings, sculptures, movies, and candy that were completed in classes and during 4-H meetings.
4-H members who completed outstanding projects will be honored at Achievement Night in November and will be awarded division ribbons and monetary awards to acknowledge their hard work and dedication. Students will also have an opportunity in May to showcase their presentation skills in the annual 4-H Public Presentation Night where students develop and present a project or speech of their choice to improve their public speaking skills. Public Presentations are especially important to our Pride Scholars as they prepare for high school interviews and meetings to help develop strong and successful plans for their futures. For more information on 4-H events or to join the 4-H club please contact Ms. Kalenak or visit kalenak.pbworks.com
By Ms. Kalenak