Public Speaking competitors Austin Schorfheide and Aden Hill.
Schorfheide will head to state contest on June 12
By Alex Johannes,
FFA Public Speakers recently won many honors while competing at the District V Public Speaking Contest at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
The contest has four categories which speakers can compete in: Varsity Prepared, JV Prepared, Varsity Extemporaneous, and JV Extemporaneous.
As the name implies, prepared speaking requires presenting a 6-8 minute speech from memory that was prepared before the contest.
The extemporaneous contest requires the participant to draw an agricultural topic and prepare a 3-5 minute speech in 30 minutes.
In Varsity Extemporaneous, Austin Schorfheide placed first.
For JV Prepared, Aden Hill placed third.
Austin will now advance to the State contest on June 12.