Archbold, OH

Nofziger, Mignin In State Public Speaking Competition In March



William Nofziger, an AHS senior, and Elizabeth Mignin, an AHS sophomore, have advanced to FFA state competition in public speaking.

Ryan Sell, AHS FFA instructor, said they are the first AHS students in at least 10 years to advance to the FFA State Public Speaking Career Development Event.

Both advanced from the county and district levels by winning their respective competitions. The county event was Friday, Jan. 26, at Archbold. The district competition was Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Penta Career Center, Rossford.

Nofziger placed first in the FFA Creed Speaking Contest.

Students memorize the five paragraphs of the FFA Creed and recite them to a panel of judges. They then must answer questions about the creed posed by the judges.

Mignin competed in the Extemporaneous Speaking Event. Students draw one topic from each of five different content areas when they arrive. Content areas are agriscience and technology, agrimarketing and international agriculture, food and fiber systems, urban agriculture, and the environment.

Students then select the topic in which they have the most interest. They have 30 minutes to prepare a fourto six minute speech on that topic.

The state Career Development Event is Friday, March 2, at Marysville High School.

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