Miami East Public Speakers Compete

Seven members of the Miami East FFA Chapter competed in the Sub-district Public Speaking Contest at Anna High School. Schools competing in the contest included: Botkins, Anna, Fort Loramie, Miami East, Jackson Center, and Fairlawn.

Olivia Edgell competed in the Extemporaneous Speaking Contest. She was given 30 minutes to prepare a chosen topic, present the speech, and then answer questions. She pulled a topic on soil conservation. She placed fourth out of five competitors and earned a gold rating.

“World Food Crisis – Going to Bed Hungry but I’m not in Trouble” was the title of Kendra Beckman speech in the Advanced Prepared Speaking Contest. She wrote, memorized, presented, and answered questions on the world’s crisis of clean water and safe food and the role that America’s farmers play in the solution. She placed 5th.

Casey Copeland completed in the Beginning Prepared Public Speaking Contest with her speech entitled, “Antibiotics – Miracle Cure or Problem.” She placed 4th in the contest. Her speech included information on the benefits and disadvantages of using antibiotics in livestock production and the current regulations of antibiotics in livestock production by the Food and Drug Administration.

Miranda Maggert, Haley Etherington, and Madeline Davis competed in the Creed II Contest. This contest is open to all first year members of the FFA who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors. All three earned a gold rating. Madeline Davis placed second in the contest and advanced to District Competition the end of Febraury.

Nathan Teeters competed in the FFA Creed Speaking Contest. He memorized the Creed, recited it, and answered question on their interpretation of the FFA Creed. He placed 5th with 10 contestants.

Congratulations. The Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter and the Miami East Agricultural Education Department is a satellite program of the Miami Valley Career Technology Center.

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