Rhode wins state FFA Division I prepared public speaking competition

Rhode wins state FFA Division I prepared public speaking competition

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Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
Email: convention.media@missouriffa.org
Website: Convention.MissouriFFA.org

Sedalia, Mo., April 30, 2021 — Gavin Rhode of the East Buchanan FFA Chapter placed first in the Division I prepared public speaking leadership development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. Sixteen students from six districts were selected to compete at the state level. Rhode’s FFA advisors are Ronetta Walkup and Chuck Wilson.

MFA Inc. sponsors the competition, which requires contestants to deliver a three- to four-minute speech based on an agriculture topic they have selected and researched. The contestants present their speech in front of a panel of judges and then undergo an additional three minutes of questions. The event helps students to polish logical thinking and verbal skills needed in the classroom.

The Missouri FFA has 25,662 members representing 351 chapters. The national organization has more than 760,000 members representing 8,739 chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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