Three Fort Loramie FFA members competed in the FFA public speaking contest on Tuesday, February 10th. Members competed and were ranked under categories. The two categories consisted of creed speaking and advanced prepared.
Caitlin Meyer, daughter of Jerry and Paulet Meyer, and Nicole Allen, daughter of Scott and Tracy Allen, participated in the creed-speaking contest. In the creed contest, first year FFA members are required to recite the FFA Creed from memory to a panel of judges and respond to questions regarding the creed.
Elizabeth Kunkler, daughter of Charlie and Carol Kunkler, competed in the advanced prepared public speaking contest. In this division, participants are expected to prepare and memorize a 6 to 8 minute speech on an agricultural topic of their choice as well as answer any questions asked by the judges regarding their speech topic. Kunkler placed second at the sub-district contest and has advanced to the district contest in Fort Recovery on February 17th.
After the contest, Kunkler states, “Public speaking is nerve-racking, no matter how much you practice; however, I believe this contest has helped me to conquer my fear of public speaking, and this experience will serve me well in the future.”