Czar local places first for public speaking competition

Tracey Dietrich presented Kira Axley (left) of Czar, Alta. with a award for first place in the provincial presentations portion of the public speaking competition held at Lacombe Memorial Centre in Lacombe, Alta. on Sat. April 9. ECA Review/4-H Alberta
Written by Terri Huxley

Tracey Dietrich presented Kira Axley (left) of Czar, Alta. with a award for first place in the provincial presentations portion of the public speaking competition held at Lacombe Memorial Centre in Lacombe, Alta. on Sat. April 9. ECA Review/4-H Alberta

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.

Terri Huxley
ECA Review

About the author

Terri Huxley

Terri grew up on a grain farm near Drumheller, Alberta with an eye for the beautiful and uncharted. Living in such a unique and diverse area has helped her become the photographer and reporter she is today.

Coming from the East Central region getting this newspaper on her dinner table growing up, it helped her understand the community she now serves.

In May 2019, Terri was awarded Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association (AWNA) Canada's Energy Citizens Photographic Awards Sports Action – First Place as well as first for the same sports action image nationally with the Canadian Community Newspaper Association (CCNA). Fast forward to 2020, she has won second in the same category for the AWNA.