By ROBERT S. MERRILL
DAYTON – Two West Side FFA members won the Southeastern Idaho District FFA Speaking event held last week at West Side High School.
McKenzie Aston placed first in prepared public speaking with an eight-minute speech entitled, “Media Mythbusters.”
Her presentation emphasized the effect the media has on public opinion as to food scares and half-truths relating to production agriculture and farm commodity prices, according to advisor Jim Summers.
Niels Stegelmeier also placed first in extemporaneous speaking. In this competition, students draw from a variety of agricultural topics and then have 30 minutes to use written resources and prepare a four-to-six minute speech that is presented to the judges, Summers explained.
“Along with these two winners, West Side FFA will also have Saige Fredrickson competing in the FFA Creed speaking competition and Millie Geddes representing Southeastern Idaho in the job interview event,” he said.
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