Southwest's Ross takes fifth in public speaking
May 29, 2019
Elizabeth Ross, of the Southwest FFA Chapter, placed fifth in the Division I prepared public speaking leadership development event at the 91st Missouri FFA Convention. Sixteen students from six districts were selected to compete at the state level. Ross’ advisors are Lena Alsup and Bill Caldwell.
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 25,375 members representing 347 chapters. The national organization has more than 669,000 members representing 8,630 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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.