Sandoval FFA Public Speaking

February 3, 2015

The Section 21 FFA Public Speaking Career Development Event was recently hosted by Kaskaskia College’s Agriculture Department staff and students.

Three Sandoval FFA members took part in the event. Kade Gambill participated in the Extemporaneous division. In the Extemporaneous Public Speaking CDE, participants are given 30 minutes to deliver a speech on one of three assigned agricultural topics. Students must learn to think on their feet and develop an argument quickly and persuasively. Gambill’s topic to speak on was “Managing a Pet Store”and he placed 3rd at the event.

Sandoval freshman, Levi Brown and Brandon Phipps participated in the FFA Creed division. Students must present the FFA Creed from memory and answer questions about its meaning and purpose. The event boosts self-confidence, develops their ability to communicate in a powerful, professional manner. Brown placed 9th and Phipps placed 16th.

FFA members who demonstrate outstanding speaking and communication skills are enhancing their ability to lead and be successful in the work place.  FFA‘s mission is to dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Pictured left to right-Brandon Phipps, Kade Gambill, and Levi Brown.