SEBRING — April 20 marked the first homeschool Tropicana Speech Contest held at the Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center, where Lyric Moore and Jenika Sanders gave their speeches in front of an audience and judges.
Moore will be moving on to compete in our county competition with her speech titled “The Treasure of Archbold Biological Station.”
Sanders was our second place winner with her speech titled “The Ideal Role Model.”
The Tropicana Speech Contest is available for public, private, and homeschool students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. Local elementary and middle school students have been preparing and competing for months to represent their school at the county public speaking competition, jointly sponsored by 4-H and Tropicana Products.
This Florida-specific program helps youth practice public speaking, one of American citizens’ greatest fears. These youths will present their original speeches in hopes of winning the camp scholarship awarded to the first place youth.
School faculty and staff, family and friends of participants and stakeholders are welcome to join us for the evening to support these outstanding youth from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Bert J Harris Ag Center, O.S. Sam Polston Auditorium in Sebring at 4509 George Boulevard.
Reserve your ticket at eventbrite.com.