On Wednesday, Feb. 7, members of the Northwestern FFA Chapter competed in the Sub-District Public Speaking contest held at Norwayne High School. Mykenzie Snyder, Leeanna Ruegg, Brock Tegtmeier and Hailey Wilson competed.
Hailey Wilson, daughter of Janel and Brett Wilson, represented the freshman class and recited the FFA Creed. She also answered questions about parts of the creed and the creed’s history. She placed 4 in this division and advanced to the district contest Feb. 15.
Leeanna Ruegg, daughter of Christina Ruegg and the late Chris Ruegg, participated in the beginning prepared contest. She prepared a 5-7 minute speech to present at the contest, as well as answered questions about her topic “Conservation of Water.” She placed 2nd and advanced to the state contest March 3 where she earned 10th place overall in her division!
Mykenzie Snyder, daughter of Doug and Stacie Markley, competed in the advanced prepared contest. She also prepared a 6-8 minute speech for the contest and answered questions on her topic, “Using China to Solve America’s Debt.” She placed 3rd at the contest.
Brock Tegtmeier, son of Randy and Heather Tegtmeier, competed in the extemporaneous speaking contest. This contest tests member’s’ ability to come up with a quality speech in a 30-minute time period. Members randomly draw an agricultural topic at the contest, and then they have 30 minutes to prepare a 4-6 minute speech. Brock’s topic was “Where Does Food Come From?” He also placed 3rd.
The Northwestern FFA would like to congratulate these members for their hard work and dedication.