The Nebraska F-F-A, with the help of N-C-T-A and the Nebraska Department of Education, hosted the state speaking contests virtually over three days last week. Forty-eight F-F-A students signed up for virtual Zoom presentations, since the state F-F-A convention had to be cancelled because of COVID-19.
Payton Schiller of West Point placed first overall in Senior public speaking. Also, Levi Schiller of West Point placed third overall in Junior Public Speaking.
In Natural Resource Speaking, Emma Steward of Lakeview (Columbus) was second overall and Emma Bixler from Neligh-Oakdale was third overall.
Here are the top 5 results….
Sr. Public Speaking
1. Payton Schiller-West Point
2. Lindsay Stuckey- York
3. Seth Daup- Gothenburg
4. Jocelyn Hamilton- West Holt
5. Victoria Perry- Shelby-Rising City
Jr. Public Speaking
1. Mary Worthing- Arthur County
2. Berren Strope- O’Neill
3. Levi Schiller- West Point
4. Spencer Walahoski- Sumner-Eddyville-Miller
5. Seth Wert- Central City
Natural Resources Speaking
1. Emma Ohm- Arthur County
2. Emma Stewart- Lakeview
3. Emma Bixler- Neligh-Oakdale
4. Elizabeth Wilkins- Ainsworth
5. Audrey Reiter- Sumner-Eddyville-Miller
1. Alex Worthing- Arthur County
2. Abby Scholz- BerMis (Bertrand-Loomis)
3. Morgan Wallinger- Stuart
4.Jenny Goesch- Boyd County
5. John Esser- York
1. Emma Peterson- Gothenburg
2. Annsley Vernon- York
3. Whitley Rut- Arthur County
4. Jacie Wolfinger- Sumner-Eddyville-Miller
5. Hadleigh Hoos- Gordon-Rushville
More information about the contest and how it was held can be found here: https://ncta.unl.edu/news-releases/ffa-students-talk-it-virtually.
While a format for state Leadership Development Events are not yet finalized, Nebraska F-F-A did announced Friday that Career Development Events will be conducted in a virtual format.