Fannin County FFA members Tayelor Long and Hilton White recently placed in the
Area I FFA Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Event. The event was held at
Senoraville High School in Senoraville, Georgia on January 30, 2018.
The FFA Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Event is designed to develop
agricultural leadership. Participants are required to write and deliver a speech on an agricultural-
related topic. The participants are judged on content and composition of the manuscript, voice,
stage presence, power of expression, general effect and response to questions asked by a panel of
judges. FFA Senior Tayelor Long placed 3 rd in her division and Hilton White, 8 th grader, placed
7 th in his division. Emily Thomas, Fannin Middle School FFA Member, placed 5 th in her
speaking competition of the FFA Creed.
FFA is a national organization of over 600,000 members preparing for leadership and
careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. FFA is an integral part of the
agricultural education program in public schools. The FFA mission is to make a positive
difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Cherie White is Fannin County FFA adviser.
The FFA Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Event is sponsored by
Nations Bank as a special project of the Georgia FFA Foundation.