State Public Speaking & Marysville Invitational
Logan High School
Submitted by: Jarrod Dicken/Dani Bell

On Saturday, March 3rd, the Chief Logan FFA traveled to Marysville High School for numerous CDE contests. Three FFA members competed in the state public speaking contests, while numerous other students competed in the General Livestock, Poultry Management, Equine Management, and Agronomy Invitationals. The state public speaking contests consist of the top two speakers from each district in each category. Those contestants are then split in to rooms often speakers each with the top two in each room advancing. Bethany Starlin, a junior competed in the advanced prepared speaking contest which required writing, memorizing, and delivering a 6-8 minute speech. She then had to answer pointed questions about her topic. Heidi McGrady and Morgan Spencer competed in Freshman Creed and Advanced Creed respectively. The Creed speaking contests require the students to memorize and recite the FFA Creed and answer questions about its meaning. McGrady placed 8th in her room and Spencer placed 7th in the room that she spoke in. Starlin placed first in her room and delivered her speech for a second time in the final round, finishing 3rd overall in the state contest. She was awarded a plaque onsite for her high placing. The invitational contests were successful as well with all of the teams placing at least in the top 50% of their respective area.

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