National Event Winners - Prepared Public Speaking 2017

The prepared public speaking LDE is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to prepare and present a factual speech on a specific agricultural issue in a well-thought-out and logical manner in a competitive setting.

Published on October 30, 2017 6:01PM


INDIANAPOLIS- Winners of the National FFA Prepared Public Speaking Leadership Development Event (LDE) were announced Friday at the seventh session of the National FFA Convention & Expo.

The event was held in conjunction with the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Mr. Horace Johnson from North Carolina State University served as superintendent of this year’s event.

The top four individuals received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the prepared public speaking event are sponsored by Monsanto.

“We are proud to sponsor the Prepared Public Speaking Leadership Development Event again this year, to help equip the next generation of agricultural leaders with tools for success,” said Brian Leake, Advocacy and Communications Manager. “Mastering public speaking allows for students to excel in their future careers, but also allows them to become our industry¶s greatest voice.”

The prepared public speaking LDE is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to prepare and present a factual speech on a specific agricultural issue in a well-thought-out and logical manner in a competitive setting. Members prepare and deliver an eight to ten minute speech from memory and respond to five minutes of questions. The event is just one way FFA members can develop their ability to communicate in a powerful, organized and professional manner.

The event, held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, is one of many educational

activities at the National FFA Convention & Expo in which FFA members practice the lessons learned

in agricultural education classes.

The National FFA Organization

National Event Winners - Prepared Public Speaking 2017

Top Placing Individuals

1st Place-- Adrian Schunk of Mason FFA, MI

2nd Place-- Reagan Stephens of Weatherford FFA, OK

3rd Place-- Erin Bacon of Jefferson County FFA, TN

4th Place-- Luke Weber of Stephenville FFA, TX

Individual Emblems Listed

Gold Emblem Individuals

Adrian Schunk of Mason FFA, MI; Reagan Stephens of Weatherford FFA, OK

Erin Bacon of Jefferson County FFA, TN; Luke Weber of Stephenville FFA, TX

Silver Emblem Individuals

Seth Ingram of Susan Moore FFA, AL; Dawson Adams of Coffee FFA, GA

Lauren Mosher of Grundy Center FFA, IA; Logan Bechanan of Nicholas County FFA, KY

Brandon Adams of Norfolk FFA, MA; Kylee Kohls of Litchfield FFA, MN

Richard Wesenberg of Sutherlin FFA, OR; Mikara Anderson of Southern Huntingdon County FFA, PA

Bridger Gordon of Sturgis FFA, SD; Riata Christiansen of Emery FFA, UT

Collin Pittmann of Rosalia FFA, WA; Sheridan Stewart of Casper FFA, WY

Bronze Emblem Individuals

Amaya Brooks of Midnight Sun FFA, AK

Anna Mathis of Valley Springs FFA, AR; Bailey Roden of Queen Creek FFA, AZ

Greta Carlson of San Luis Obispo FFA, CA; McKenzie Schneider of Platte Valley FFA, CO

Kayleigh Moses of Southington FFA, CT; Maci Carter of Lake Forest FFA, DE

Rebecca Reuning of Varela FFA, FL; Eric Tejada of Kea’au FFA, HI

Kaitlin Mirkin of Jerome FFA, ID; Amy Christ of Elmwood FFA, IL

Abbi Schrader of Columbia City FFA, IN; Sophie Chance of Southern FFA, MD

Sara Gammon of Drexel FFA, MO; Lana Estes of Benton County Career Tech Center FFA, MS

Claire Stevenson of Hobson FFA, MT; Miranda Moore of South Lenoir FFA, NC

Cierra Dockter of Medina FFA, ND; Kelli Mashino of West Boyd FFA, NE

Hannah Rose Wilcoxen of Cape May Tech FFA, NJ; Victoria Lewis of Tatum FFA, NM

Cheyanne Matulewich of Tri-Valley FFA, NY; Carley Coppler of Carey FFA, OH

Carly Gordon of Chariho FFA, RI; Emily McDaniel of Mcbee FFA, SC

Grayson Moyer of Sherando FFA, VA; Callum Hurchins of Enosburg FFA, VT

Tommie Loken of Mineral Point FFA, WI; Anntwinette Fox of Hundred FFA, WV



Marketplace

Share and Discuss

Guidelines

User Comments