CHIPLEY – The top public speaking students took to the stage May 18, informing, entertaining, and explaining at the annual Washington County 4-H Public Speaking Contest. Teachers work with students to develop topics, research, and write their speeches as well as teach them how to project their voice, use expression, make eye contact, and commit their speeches to memory. Students compete in their classrooms and for grade level awards before advancing to the county competition.
For over 30 years, Washington County schools have participated in this 4-H in the Classroom program. The Florida 4-H Public Speaking Contest is in nearly every Florida county and is sponsored by the Florida 4-H Foundation. A special thank you to the judges Abby Sapp, Keegan Welch, and Shelby Brock, all previous first place county winners, and Tracy Andrews, Jennifer Sapp, and Hannah Strickland.
For information about other Washington County 4-H programs, contact Julie Pigott Dillard at [email protected].