On February 9, the Mineral Point FFA attended the District 12 FFA Speaking Contest at Pecatonica High School. There were 13 participants from Mineral Point competing against FFA members from seven other schools. Three MPHS speakers qualified to move on to the next level, which is the Sectional competition.
The 8th grade Quiz Bowl participants that competed were Madelyn Steffes, Cameron Patterson, and Christian Bigler. They competed well but lost in the quarterfinals. In the Quiz Bowl contest, 8th grade FFA members compete against teams from other schools to answer questions about FFA facts.
Joey Robinson placed 5th in the Job Interview contest. Michael Edgington also competed in the contest. The Job Interview contest is a very practical event that has the FFA member interview for an agricultural related job, as well as prepare a resume and cover letter for that job.
In Extemporaneous Speaking, Regan Schuette placed 2nd and will move on to Sectional competition at River Valley March 9. Atley Potterton also competed in Extemporaneous. The Extemporaneous contest consists of a student drawing an agricultural related topic and preparing a 4-6 minute speech on that topic, after being given 30 minutes to prepare.
In the Prepared Speaking contest, Jadyn Swinehart placed 3rd and Ella James placed 4th. In the Prepared contest, FFA members memorize an agricultural related speech of 6-8 minutes and present it to a panel of judges.
In the Creed Speaking contest, Ellie Robinson placed 2nd and Annie Robinson placed 3rd. Both qualified for the Sectional contest on March 9 at River Valley. The Creed Contest involves reciting the FFA Creed from memory and answering a series of questions about the Creed.
The Discussion Meet contest had Brett Roberts and Blake Radtke competing. In the Discussion Meet, the FFA members are gathered at a table and discuss solutions to an agricultural issue.
Mineral Point FFA was represented very well at the contest and did an outstanding job. Congratulations! The Sectional FFA speaking contest will be held on March 9 at River Valley High School.