Public Speaking

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On February 8, Cori Aviles, Anna Shearer and Sierra Sturgill participated in the Sub-District Public Speaking Career Development Event held at Norwayne High School.

Freshman, Cori Aviles, participated in the creed speaking portion of the competition. Participants had to recite the FFA Creed, which consists of five paragraphs focusing on the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives. In addition to reciting the Creed, they were also asked questions pertaining to their beliefs about agriculture in today’s world. Cori placed fourth in her competition.

Senior, Sierra Sturgill, competed in the Extemporaneous event. This CDE requires members to research an agriculture topic and write a speech in 30 minutes. After the speech is written the member must present the speech to the judges, and answer a number of questions. Sierra received the topic of “Are we harming our bees?” She earned second place in her division and will advance to the state competition.

Lastly, freshman, Anna Shearer participated in the Beginning Prepared event. In the Beginning Prepared event students write and deliver a six to eight minute speech about a current agriculture-related topic. Anna’s speech topic was Chipotle, Trying to Sell You a Burrito or Mindset. Shearer competed against other freshman, sophomore and/or first-year junior and senior members to earn fourth place in the event.

All three students did a great job representing the Black River FFA Chapter in the sub-district level Public Speaking Event.

Good luck to Sturgill as she advances to the district competition.