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Medina FFA students qualify to compete at State Convention

Staff Reports Posted 3 April 2017 at 11:00 am

Provided photo: Medina FFA students pictured include, from left: Alyssa Root, Alexis Maines, Kennedy Eick, Jack Hill, Ryenn Oliver and Cora Payne. Kennedy, Ryenn and Cora qualified to compete at the FFA State Convention.

Students in the FFA program at Medina High School recently competed at the FFA Western Regional Career Development Event.

Teacher Todd Eick took several students to the competition and three of them scored high enough to earn a spot at the FFA State Competition where they will be representing Medina and the Western Region at the State Convention at Morrisville College in May.

The results from the Medina FFA competitors are:

• Alyssa Root – 3rd Place in Extemporaneous Speaking;

Jack Hill – 4th Place in Extemporaneous Speaking.

In the Extemporaneous Speaking Competition, participants are given 30 minutes to deliver a speech on one of the three assigned agriculture topics. Students must learn to think on their feet and develop an argument quickly and persuasively.

• Cora Payne – 1st Place in Prepared Public Speaking;

Alexis Maines – 4th Place Prepared Public Speaking;

Kennedy Eick – 2nd Place in Junior Prepared Public Speaking.

In the Prepared Public Speaking Competition, students write and deliver a six- to eight-minute speech about a current agriculture-related topic. The speaking skills gained through this event help students excel in school, community and career.

• Ryenn Oliver – 2nd Place Senior Creed Speaking.

In the Creed Speaking Competition is for FFA members must present the FFA Creed from memory and answer questions about its meaning and purpose.  The event boosts self-confidence and develops the ability to communicate in a powerful, professional manner.

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