1976 June 12 4-H Public Speaking Contest
now County 4-H Club Contest Speakers Picked for State Fair Wendy Mcllvoy, 12, of Granite City, James Broadway, 9, of Edwardsville, and Cindy Cornwell, 12, of Edwardsville, have been chosen to represent Madison County in a 4-H Club speech contest Aug. 13 at the Illinois State Fair. The three were picked from among 2G contestants who presented speeches Thursday night in the auditorium of the Madison County Farm Bureau building here. Wendy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Mcllvoy and a member of the Patchworkcrs 4-H Club, won first place for girls with her speech "To Be or Not to Be." James, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Broadway and a member of the Magic Clovers 4-H Club, won first place among boys with his speech "A Letter to the Eagles of America." Cindy won the third spot for the county with her talk, "Why Light Up?" She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Cornwell and a member of the Teens and Twecns 4-H Club. Every county in Illinois is entitled to send one boy and one girl to the state fair contest, explained Janette Mueller, a 4-H adviser with the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service Counties which have more than 20 contestants in their local contests may send a third, either a boy or a girl. Four alternate state fair contestants were chosen. Girls are: first alternate, Lisa DeRousse, 14, Junior Homemakers 4-H Club of Edwardsville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. DeRousse, with h e r speech, "Who Took It? Friend, or Thief." second alternate, Sue Ellen Helmkamp, 17, Midway M and' M's 4-H Club of Moro, daughter of Ma-, and Mrs. Wil- Cash Stolen bur Helmkamp, with h e speech, "Electric Cooperatives' munilies." Boys alternate winners are: first, Lee Slille, 16, Silver Creek Senior 4-H Club, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Stille, Albam- bra, with his speech, "My Heritage Is. .". and second, Dennis Gvillo, 13, Fosterburg Ag 4-H Club, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gvillo, East Alton, with his speech, "How to Turn Off Your Kids." Other contest entrants were Julie Eades, Linda Gruber, Buffy Cornwell, Laura Gruber and Danny Gruber, Edwardsville; Merla Hansel, Troy; Sue Geiger, Alhambra; Nancy Co- erkenimeier and Gayle Wilhsim, Highland; Lori Gvillo, Susan Gvillo and David Gvillo, East Alton; Linda Janas, Tony Janas, Terri Gili, Betsy Janas and Laurie Janas, Collinsville, and Janet Scannell and Sue Basarich, Granite City.