The Polk County 4-H Clubs held the County 4-H Public Speaking contest on Friday, February 1. Fifty-three 4-H members from across the county met and competed in their grade level at First Baptist Church in Benton. 4-H is proud of the accomplishments of the many 4-H members who learn the valuable life skill of communications through public speaking. Contests such as 4-H Public Speaking events help members gain a skills that will remain with them throughout life. This year a record number of 4-H members entered their local club contest. The top speakers were invited to the county contest.