Plymouth FFA does well at speaking contest


Twelve Plymouth FFA members participated in the District FFA Speaking Contest held Feb. 3 at Sheboygan Falls High School. Members advanced in four of the six entered categories. Participants are (front row from left) Nikki Giese, Makayla Klumpyan, Stephanie Thiel, Erica Helmer, Miranda Cotter, (back row) Faith Birkholz, Vicki Payne, Hannah Larson, Spencer Hansen, Myles Malone, Emily Schicker and Morgan Klumpyan. — Submitted photo Twelve Plymouth FFA members participated in the District FFA Speaking Contest held Feb. 3 at Sheboygan Falls High School. Members advanced in four of the six entered categories. Participants are (front row from left) Nikki Giese, Makayla Klumpyan, Stephanie Thiel, Erica Helmer, Miranda Cotter, (back row) Faith Birkholz, Vicki Payne, Hannah Larson, Spencer Hansen, Myles Malone, Emily Schicker and Morgan Klumpyan. — Submitted photo Plymouth FFA members are advancing in four categories to sectionals after competing at the FFA District Public Speaking Contest held Feb. 3 at Sheboygan Falls High School.

The Parliamentary Procedure team took first and advances to sectionals, which will be March 9 in Mishicot. The team is coached by Sarah Hanke and includes members Vicki Payne, Makayla Klumpyan, Emily Schicker, Stephanie Thiel, Spencer Hanson, Hannah Larson and Morgan Klumpyan. Parliamentary Procedure teams conduct a mock chapter meeting to demonstrate their knowledge of basic parliamentary law and the correct use parliamentary procedures.

“Public speaking is a skill I will be able to use in all aspects of my life and especially in my future career choice,” said Makayla, Plymouth FFA President.

Erica Helmer participated in Prepared Speaking, where students write and deliver a six- to eight-minute speech about a current agriculture-related topic. Erica took first place and advances to sectionals.

Makayla Klumpyan and Emily Schicker competed in Discussion Meet, where participants freely discuss a current topic affecting the agriculture industry while cooperatively sharing ideas and further developing their understanding of the topic. Makayla took first and advances to sectionals.

Myles Malone and Stephanie Thiel competed in Extemporaneous Speaking. Participants are given 30 minutes to deliver a speech on one of three assigned agricultural topics. Students must think on their feet and develop an argument quickly and persuasively. Stephanie finished second and advances to sectionals.

“For the rest of my life I am going to have to talk to others and express my thoughts and opinions,” Myles said. “It makes sense to practice in contests such as the FFA Speaking Contests. It will only improve my ability to communicate with others.”

Nicole Giese and Miranda Cotter competed in FFA Creed Speaking, a contest where members must present the FFA Creed from memory and answer questions about its meaning and purpose.

“It is important to have the opportunities to speak in front of others,” Miranda said. “Public speaking is the number one fear for most people. By participating in the FFA Speaking Contest I was able to gain experience in not only speaking in front of others but also answering questions about my topic.”

Faith Birkholz competed in Job Interview, which requires members to submit a resume, complete job applications and participate in mock job interviews with a panel of possible employers.


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