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San Benito County 4-H Presentation Day

When:  TBA for 2020

Where:  Tres Pinos School, 5635 Airline Hwy, Hollister, CA 95023

Eligibility:  Any 4-H member between the ages of 9-19 may compete in up to two categories.  Primary members 5 through 8 years of age, by December 31, 2018, may enter a presentation, but will not be evaluated.

How to Register:    County 4-H Presentation Day Registration

Please complete one registration form per member.

Please click on the picture to download the revised California 4-H Presentation Manual.  

Registration Deadline:   March 1, 2019

Questions: Contact the Committee Chair: Emily Whiteley at e.whiteley42@gmail.com. 


8:00am           Evaluators Orientation begins 

8:30am           Check-in and Room Monitors Orientation

9:00am           Opening Assembly

9:30am           Presenters dismissed to classrooms

11:30am         Hands-on activities and points tallied

12:00pm         Awards ceremony and closing remarks

12:30pm         Clean-up

Note: Times are subject to change. Presenter times are flexible, so if you need to be placed at the beginning or end of your room, please contact Emily Whiteley.

 Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Room Monitor: Members 11 years and older. Duties include presiding over the area, help presenters set up, introduce the presenter and assist spectators.
  • Senior Evaluator: Members 14 years and older. Prior county presentation experience is required.
  • Adult Evaluator: Parents, leaders and other volunteer adults. Orientation will be provided. 
  • Interested email: Emily Whiteley at e.whiteley42@gmail.com.
What is a 4-H Presentation

A presentation is a method used to communicate an idea or topic by showing, telling, or expressing your opinion. A presentation may be a demonstration, a talk, a speech, a reading,or a skit.  By presenting at this event you will receive a Record Book credit for a formal presentation (Box 6 on your PDR), as well as for an event attended (Box 3 on your PDR).A 4-H Presentation helps you learn to:

  • Research a subject
  • Organize ideas in a logical order
  • Share your spark or your passion
  • Practice public speaking skills


Want to practice your presentation before the event? The Public Speaking Project will be hosting a mock Presentation Day, where members can come to present in front of three evaluators and receive feedback about their presentation. This is a great way to find out which areas of your presentation need to be worked on before the event and also gives you a formal presentation credit for your Record Book! 

4-H 2016 Presentation Manual: This manual gives all the necessary information to present effectively and within the 4-H guidelines.  Be sure to read it as some categories and the rubrics have changed.