Iola FFA Member Wins Prepared Public Speaking Contest

Clara Wicolf, Iola FFA chapter was announced as the winner of the Kansas FFA Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Event (CDE) during the fourth session of of the 87th Kansas FFA Convention on the Kansas State University campus Thursday, May 28.

Members must submit a manuscript and bibliography, present a 6- to 8-minute speech and answer questions about their selected speech topic in this CDE contest. Wicolf’s speech was titled, “Three Wishes to End World Hunger.”

By winning at the state level, Wicolf is eligible to compete in the national Prepared Public Speaking CDE at the National FFA Convention in fall 2015.

Other finalists include: Danielle Comstock, Fredonia FFA, placing second; Bailey Corwine, West Franklin FFA, placing third; and Elizabeth Meyer, Marion FFA, placing fourth.

The event is sponsored by the Kansas Corn Commission.

Photos are available upon request.

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