Orlando, Fla. – Mylie Feaster of the Durant FFA Chapter won the State FFA Extemporaneous Speaking Contest. Feaster was honored at the 84th Annual State FFA Convention.
The FFA Extemporaneous Public Speaking Career Development Event is designed to develop the ability of all FFA members to express their opinions on given subjects without having prepared or rehearsed its content in advance. This gives the FFA members an opportunity to formulate their remarks for presentation in a very limited amount of time. Contestants draw three topics from a pool of twelve, 30 minutes prior to the event. The topics include agriscience and technology, agri-marketing and international relations, food and fiber systems and urban agriculture.
The top five finalists in the state received trophies from the state sponsor, Florida Farm Bureau Federation. Other finalists in the top five include:
5th place: Esteban Cajigas, Timber Creek
4th place: Ashley McLeod, Laurel Hill
3rd place: Kelsey Waters, Keystone
2nd place: Cecelia Koon, Lafayette
Feaster also received a travel scholarship from the Florida Farm Bureau Federation to help defray the cost of traveling to compete for the national title at the National FFA Convention in October.
About the Florida FFA State Convention
The annual state FFA convention is truly a week that absolutely everybody should experience. FFA members come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Honoring past and present accomplishments, FFA members, along with advisors, alumni, parents and supporters, will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and become leaders for the future.
About the Florida FFA Association
The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with 16,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.