Students stand on a stage with the spotlight projecting onto them

Glossophobia is defined as the fear of public speaking. On the 30th of November, Julesburg FFA Members overcame this fear by participating in the first annual FFA speaking night. 

During the evening, three rounds of speaking occurred: delivering the FFA Creed, reciting a prepared speech, or drawing an agricultural topic out of a hat and preparing an extemporaneous speech in 30 minutes.  The students have worked tirelessly over the past two weeks to prepare for the night, and they all were successful in facing the fear that 77% of Americans have.  

A special thank you to the judges who donated their time to help judge the speeches and elevate this event! Thank you to Perry Campbell, Brenda and Josh Lechman, Joe Stan, Gayle Monette, Madelyn Kreienheder, Karen Nuñez, and Sherri Brandt. Thank you also for all of the parents and guardians who were there to support the students! Look below to see the results from the evening. 

Division I Creed
1st: Logan Edson
2nd: Katelyn Reichman
3rd: Avery Goddard
Division II Creed
1st: Hunter Schneider 
2nd: Mc Neal
3rd: Savanna Harris 
1st: Joseph Beeson
2nd: Jensen Renquist
3rd: Autumn Hines-Lanckriet 
1st: Bryan Van Houten-Bagby
2nd: Brendan Lull
3rd: Austin Buchholz 

Thank you again for the support, and look forward to seeing these students use this as a stepping stone to continue developing their public speaking prowess!