May 27, 2024

Holcomb FFA Member Wins Prepared Public Speaking Contest

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Grace Roth, from the Holcomb FFA chapter, was announced as the winner of the Kansas FFA Prepared Public Speaking Leadership Development Event (LDE) at the 90th Kansas FFA Convention, May 30–June 1, 2018, on the Kansas State University campus.

Members must submit a manuscript and bibliography, present a 6- to 8-minute speech, and answer questions about their selected speech topic in this LDE contest. Roth’s speech was titled, “The Future of Water in Kansas.”

As the state Prepared Public Speaking LDE winner, Roth has the opportunity to represent Kansas at the 2018 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Other finalists include: Ashley Chandler, Neodesha FFA, second place; J.W. Wells, Sedan FFA, third place; and Scuyler Zenger, Washington County FFA, fourth place.