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October 24, 2008                                                    (317) 802-4225



                The National FFA Organization
National Event Winners-- Extemporaneous Public Speaking 2008
      Indianapolis, Indiana-- Winners of the National FFA Extemporaneous Public Speaking
Career Development Event were announced Friday evening during the seventh session of the
National FFA Convention. The event was held in conjunction with the 81st National FFA
Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Mr. Dennis Wallace of Washington served as the
superintendent of this year's national event.
      The top four individuals received scholarships to further their education at a
post-secondary institution of their choice.

       This year's participants were:


                          Top Placing Individuals
1st Place-- Anthony Meals of Clay Center Community HS-FFA, KS
2nd Place-- Chelsea Schlittenhart of Casa Grande Union HS FFA, AZ
3rd Place-- Robert Vallie of Richland 44 FFA, ND
4th Place-- Juliana Batie of Lexington HS FFA, NE



                       Individual Emblems Listed

                        Gold Emblem Individuals
Chelsea Schlittenhart of Casa Grande Union      Juliana Batie of Lexington HS FFA, NE
HS FFA, AZ
Anthony Meals of Clay Center Community HS-      Robert Vallie of Richland 44 FFA, ND
FFA, KS



                        Silver Emblem Individuals
Dylan Whiddon of Prairie Grove HS FFA, AR       Adam Lipella of Clear Spring HS FFA, MD

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Amy Heers of Tulare Western HS FFA, CA            Blake Jackson of Hartshorne HS-FFA, OK
Katie Samples of Windsor FFA, CO                  Katelynn Curtis of West Perry HS FFA, PA
Jerry Lee Wright of Avon Park HS FFA, FL          Nathan Leveille of Ponaganset HS FFA, RI
Kella Kicklighter of Ware Co Magnet School        Flint Holbrook of Clover HS FFA, SC
FFA, GA
Alex Meredith of Central Hardin HS FFA, KY        Chris Furrer of Monroe HS FFA, WA



                    Bronze Emblem Individuals
Zachary Jones of Spring Garden HS FFA, AL         Laiken Crist of Texico HS-FFA, NM
Kiel Webster of Northwestern Reg 7 HS FFA,        Elizabeth Goblet of Schoharie Central HS
CT                                                FFA, NY
Ben Somers of Middletown HS FFA, DE               Brianna Bake of Saint Pauls HS FFA, NC
Katelyn Mosman of Nezperce HS-FFA, ID             Jodi Roush of Amanda-Clearcreek HS-FFA,
                                                  OH
Clay Zwilling of Sherrard HS-FFA, IL              Sam Palacio of Bend FFA, OR
Artyom Rayev of Mid-Prairie FFA, IA               Juan Arce Morales of Escuela Superior FFA,
                                                  PR
Brianna Creel of Pine HS FFA, LA                  Brett Burke of Newell HS FFA, SD
Courtney Buchanan of Norfolk Co Ag Sch            Colton Teague of Mcnairy Central FFA, TN
FFA, MA
Hillary Nienhouse of Ravenna HS FFA, MI           Jake Russell of Hardin HS FFA, TX
Kirby Schmidt of Marshall HS FFA, MN              Darcy Messerly of Enterprise HS FFA, UT
Danielle Grimes of Millsaps Vo Tech Sch FFA,      Jordan Kristoff of Fort Defiance HS FFA, VA
MS
Rikki Thompson of Clinton AVTS FFA, MO            Hillary Tinney of Clay Co HS FFA, WV
Melissa Kern of Elko Sr HS Ruby Mountain          Chris Hiebl of Edgar HS FFA, WI
FFA, NV
Amy Lucas of Sugar River Valley Reg Tech          Ty McNamee of Shoshoni HS FFA, WY
FFA, NH


      The Extemporaneous Public Speaking Career Development Event is designed to
recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to prepare and present a factual speech

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on a specific agricultural issue in a well thought out and logical manner. Members select one
topic from a choice of categories, have thirty minutes to prepare a four to six minute speech,
and respond to five minutes of questions following delivery.
       This event is one of many educational activities at the national convention in which
FFA members practice the lessons learned in agriculture classes. The event was held at the
Westin Hotel in Indianapolis, Ind.
       The Extemporaneous Public Speaking event is sponsored by the American Farm
Bureau Federation of Washington, D.C. as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

       The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is
a national youth organization of 507,763 student members - all preparing for leadership and
careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture - as part of 7,439 local FFA
chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization
changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture
and agricultural education. 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. Visit www.ffa.org for more information.
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