• Photo by Roxanne Thompson/The Mexia News
    Members of the Limestone Leaders 4-H Club tell Limestone County commissioners at their Feb. 13 meeting what activities they have been doing and request help in moving two large storage containers at the county fairgrounds. Shown here, l-r, are Emma Lewis, Sarah Forman, Amanda Burkeen, 12, Micah Anderson, 8, Scott Parsons, 17, Sarah Hall, Danielle Rogers, 13, Fallon Burkeen, 11, and Isaac Lewis, 15.

County-4-H students practice speaking skills at court

By Roxanne Thompson, Staff Writer

Nine members of the 4-H Limestone Leaders Club got the chance to practice public speaking when they addressed Limestone County commissioners.

The youth, all of whom are home-schooled, made a presentation at commissioners court’s Feb. 13 meeting, each taking a turn at telling the court various facts about their club before requesting help with a practical project.

The students involved in the presentation included Emma Lewis, Sarah Foreman, Amanda Burkeen, 12, Micah Anderson, 8, Scott Parsons, 17, Sarah Hall, Danielle Rogers, 13, Fallon Burkeen, 11, and Isaac Lewis, 15.

Emma Lewis, who is president of the club, introduced the presentation and expressed gratitude for the county’s provision of the fairgrounds facility. 

“We want the county to know just how much the youth of our county benefit from their work and that we are grateful,” Emma Lewis told the commissioners. “We are especially grateful for (fairgrounds manager) Mr. (Bill) Ellis and all his hard work, making sure the Show Barn is always ready for us to use.”


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