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Prepared Public Speaking

If you want to better your public speaking skills, or you wish to speak to others about a topic in which you are passionate, the Prepared Public Speaking CDE is for you. Prepared Speaking participants pick an agricultural topic in which they are interested, research the topic, and write a 6-8 minute speech. Then, they give the speech to a panel of judges and answer questions about the speech. Prepared speakers learn immense public speaking skills, how to speak about a topic in which they are passionate, and how to wow the audience. 

The contest has 4 levels: district, regional, state, and national. Top 2 district winners advance to the regional. Top 2 regional winners advance to the state. State winner advances to national.
The district CDE is held in November. The regional CDE is held in late January. The state CDE is held at State FFA Convention in March.

Recent David Crockett FFA Prepared Public Speaking CDE participants:
2015-16 - Kylee Phalen - "Feeding the World"
- 1st place, District; 2nd Place, Regional.
- 2nd Place, State. State Runner-up!
2014-15 - Molly Sayre - "Agricultural Development Teams in Afghanistan"
- 1st place, District; 2nd place, Regional. 3rd place, State.
2013-14 - Molly Sayre - "Agricultural Development Teams in Afghanistan" 
                                        - 2nd place, District; 1st place, Regional. 4th place, State.
2012-13 - Jonathan Lykins - "Vertical Farming"
                                        - 1st place, District; 1st place, Regional; 3rd place, State.
2011-12 - Jonathan Lykins - "Menu Nutritional Labeling"
                                        - 2nd place, District; 3rd place, Regional.


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