The Fulton County FFA chapters conducted their public speaking contests last week. The Public Speaking CDE (Career Development Event) is designed to develop leadership and the ability to appear before groups.

The contestants are judged on voice – quality, pitch, force, articulation, pronunciation; stage presence – personal appearance, poise and body posture, attitude, confidence, personality, ease before audience; power of expression – fluency, emphasis, directness, sincerity, communicative ability, conveyance of thought and meaning; general effect; and response to questions.

•Creed Contest — 1. Kyle Feeback, Evergreen; 2. Savannah Schaller, Delta; 3. Justin VanDenBerghe, Pettisville.

•Beginning Prepared Contest — 1. Clara Damman, Pettisville; 2. Ashley Creps, Delta; 3. Emma Salmi, Pettisville.

•Advanced Prepared Contest — 1. Ava Hoylman, Pettisville; 2. Weston Ruffer, Archbold.

•Extemporaneous Contest — 1. Elizabeth Mignin, Archbold; 2nd. Miah Beauregard, Fayette; 3. Kearsten Zuver, Pettisville.

The top two in each contest will compete at the district contest on Feb. 10, held at Pettisville High School.

-Submitted by Lexie Poulson, Pettisville FFA Alumni


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