Kira Axley of Czar, Alta. made the east central region proud as she placed first provincially in the 4-H Provincial Presentations portion of the public speaking competition held at the Lacombe Memorial Centre in Lacombe on Sat. April 9.
Axley, a final-year member of the Czar-Metiskow 4-H Beef Club opted to focus on genomic testing and its value for her presentation as it served to also give educational value and interest to producers as well as herself for her own herd.
What made this particular competition even more interesting is that Axley ended up in a tie-breaker to determine first place.
Second place in the presentation competition went to Jordyn R. of Two Rivers 4-H Club and third to Abbey S. of the Dusty Plains 4-H Multi Club.
Axley will soon be graduating from Lakeland College in the animal science technician program.