2017-02-15 / School & Sports

FFA Members Compete in Sub-Area Speaking Events

By FFA Reporter, Hayden Maxwell


(L-R): Rachel Joiner, Sydney Thomas and Macee Palmer (L-R): Rachel Joiner, Sydney Thomas and Macee Palmer The Miller County FFA Chapter participated in the Sub-Area FFA speaking events on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Colquitt County High School. The three students from Miller County were Rachel Joiner in FFA Creed Speaking; Macee Palmer in Extemporaneous Public Speaking; and Sydney Thomas in Prepared Public Speaking. Macee and Sydney qualified for Area 5 and will be competing February 7, 2017 at Bainbridge High School.

The FFA Creed Speaking Career Development Event allows students to develop leadership skills by participating in public speaking activities and by stimulating interest in leadership and citizenship. Participants must recite the FFA Creed from memory and answer questions from the judges indicating familiarity with the subject and the ability to think quickly. Participants are judged on voice, stage presence, power of expression, general effect and response to questions.

The FFA Extemporaneous Public Speaking Career Development Event is designed to develop the ability of FFA members to express themselves on a given subject without having prepared or rehearsed its content in advance. After the selection of agricultural topics, participants have 30 minutes to prepare a 4-6 minute speech. After delivering the speech, participants are judged on content, organization of material, power of expression, voice, stage presence, general effect and response to questions by a panel of judges.

The FFA Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Event is designed to develop agricultural leadership. Participants are required to write and deliver a speech on an agricultural related topic. The participants are judged on content and composition of the manuscript, voice, stage presence, power of expression, general effect and response to questions asked by a panel of judges.

Congratulations to these young ladies for their hard work and good luck at the next level of competition.

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