District Activity Day

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District Activity Day

District Activity Day (DAD) is a 4-H Presentation public speaking competition for youth to present information on the topic of their choice.

4-H Presentations are a huge part of North Carolina 4-H. It is one of the most successful way to help a young person learn how to do a public speech. It focuses on members teaching others what they know about a particular project/subject matter. They are sometimes called demonstrations or illustrated talk or a formal speech.

The speech/presentation should be between 5 and 12 minutes. District winners compete at the state level. State winners in sponsored categories receive cash awards! In specific categories, the State-winning seniors may go on to compete at the National level.

2022 District Activity Day

June 17, 2022

This year’s District Activity Day will be held in Currituck County.

Important 2022 Dates

March 18th, April 15th, May 13th, & June 10th- DAD Work Days at Office

May 27th – *Mandatory County Day *

June 17th – District Activity Day

June (TBD) – Registration Due to State (agent will submit)

*County day is a day for each youth participant to come and present their presentation in front of other participants and adult volunteers. This is a mandatory presentation to be able to go on to the district level for competition.

Benefits of 4-H Presentations

Teaches life skills. Increase public speaking skills. Increase self confidence. Increase knowledge & interest in a certain subject matter.

Will help you in the long run with:

– Communicating

– Other clubs & projects

– College/post-secondary education

– Careers Giving a presentation is a good learning experience.

You can choose a topic from any project you have taken in 4-H or currently doing. The topic should be something you enjoy, are interested in, and can be presented easily in 5 to 15 minutes. 4-Hers who do a presentation develop self-confidence, the ability to speak in front of an audience and the ability to think ahead. In the following outline you will discover pointers and tips on doing a 4-H presentation.

The following is a Presentation Fact Sheet. This lists the topics for presentations, rules, & regulations and objectives for each.

More information about presentations.