Kuna Grange hosted the FFA Public Speaking Contest between students from Meridian and Kuna FFA Chapters on January 23, 2014. This contest is divided into two divisions – Prepared Speech and Extemporaneous Speech. The students participating in the Extemporaneous division draw a topic and have only thirty minutes to prepare their speech before they are give their presentation. The prepared speech is prepared ahead of time.
The participants were Geri Mills, Macy Hagler, Libby Reynolds, Annie Bass and Kylie Hill from Kuna FFA and Alexa Phillips, Abigail Talbot and Justin Nesbitt from Meridian FFA.
The various topics chosen for their speeches were about Agricultural Education, Global Hunger and GMO’s, Cloning of Animals, Beginning Farmers and Farming, The Farm Bill and SNAP,
and How Idaho Agriculture Can be Profitable in the Changing World. The topics of choice were very relevant to the current conditions of National debate on agriculture and the future of our State and Nation.
The winners of the Prepared Speeches were: First Place – Libby Reynolds, Second Place – Macy Hagler, and Third Place – Geri Mills. The winners of the Extemporaneous Speeches were: Fist Place – Justin Nesbitt, Second Place – Geri Mills, and Third Place – Abigal Talbot.
The First place winners will be part of a program at the Idaho State Grange Legislative Dinner with Legislators on February 18, 2014 in Boise.
The members of Kuna Grange appreciate the time taken by Darrell Hatfield, Neil Durrant and Dan Sample to serve as our distinguished judges and select the winners of this years’ contest. Everyone in attendance enjoyed cookies and punch following the speeches.