Juniors win awards at FFA state convention

April 3, 2013

Sussex Technical High School juniors Jacob Adkins of Laurel and Damian Bluto of Millsboro placed second and third, respectively, in the Delaware FFA Extemporaneous Speaking Competition held during the recent Delaware FFA State Convention at the University of Delaware in Newark.

This was the first time Sussex Tech FFA has competed in Extemporaneous Speaking, and these two students represented their program well. The juniors are studying landscape management and environmental technologies.

The competition is designed to develop the ability of all FFA members to express themselves on a given subject without having prepared or rehearsed in advance. This gives FFA members an opportunity to formulate their remarks for presentation in a very limited amount of time. Students are given 30 minutes to prepare their speech. Each speech must be no less than four and no more than six minutes in length.

The Delaware FFA State Convention is held annually in March, the same month the association was chartered back in 1930.

Shown (l-r) juniors Bluto and Adkins are congratulated by Sussex Tech teacher and FFA advisor G.L. Jefferson after winning awards at the Delaware FFA State Convention.