Oneida County Youth Cultural Arts Festival Set for April 23

Registration deadline March 15

For Chief Tomahawk

RHINELANDER — Kindergarten through 12th graders have the opportunity to participate in the Oneida County Youth Cultural Arts Festival to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 23 at the Northwoods Center at Nicolet Area Technical College, 5364 College Dr., Rhenish.

A statement from Oneida County 4-H said participants can display or present one or more projects in the categories of art, musical performance, drama, photography and demonstrations (speaking in public) and receive feedback from local community judges. Each participant will receive a participation medal and ribbon as well as a comment sheet for each project entered.

Participants do not need to be registered in 4-H or have 4-H experience to participate. Cost is free for 4-H members (4-H is free to join anytime) or $5.00 per unregistered youth. There is no visitation fee, so relatives and friends are encouraged to come watch, Oneida County 4-H said.

The deadline for registration is March 15. Accommodation and language access can be requested at UW-Extension Oneida County by March 15.

More information and registration can be found online by visiting www.oneida.extension.wisc.edu or by calling 715-365-2750.

“The judges will be local professionals whose goal will be to provide positive feedback with ideas to young people on how to improve and develop their cultural arts work in the future,” said Lynn Feldman, president and coordinator of the Oneida County 4-H Leaders Association. of the event. “It aligns with the 4-H slogan ‘Learn by doing’ and the 4-H motto ‘Make your Best Better’.”

Anne Williams, Oneida County 4-H educator, said the event emphasizes having participants have fun, sharing their knowledge and skills, reflecting on what they’ve learned, and relationship of experiences to their own lives.

“Judges will ask questions, listen carefully, help participants reflect on their experiences, and support each young person’s unique learning,” Williams said. “It’s what makes an activity a learning experience.”

Hannah Bender of Three Lakes demonstrated how to make a three ingredient chocolate cake during the 2021 Oneida County Youth Demonstration Festival. Photo submitted by Anne Williams.

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