Elizabeth Pearl | The Lebanon Reporter
VERBAL WINNER: Molly Grotjan, an eight-year 4-H member, was named grand champion in verbal communications at the Boone County 4-H Fair on Monday. Grotjan gave a presentation on a 4-H trip she took to Washington D.C.
"I wanted to talk about my experience at the national 4-H conference," she said. "I gave the same speech to the county council in June and I've been tweaking it since then."
Grotjan said she practiced in front of the computer in her dining room, looking out especially for volume and for places where she could insert more of her personality.
Dominick Seppel was the reserve grand champion for his speech on geography. Seppel was also the interactive champion, with reserve Josslyn Massey. Grotjan was the interactive champion.