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Aurand Receives Silver Emblem Ranking in National Extemporaneous Public Speaking CDE

Oct 31, 2015

LOUISVILLE- Winners of the National FFA Extemporaneous Public Speaking Career Development Event (CDE) were announced Friday during the seventh session of the National FFA Convention & Expo. The event was held in conjunction with the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky. Dr. Allison Touchstone of Idaho served as the superintendent of this year\'s national event.

Lanessa Aurand of the Republic County FFA Chapter received a silver emblem ranking representing Kansas in this year’s event.

The top four individuals received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the extemporaneous public speaking event are sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and the National FFA Organization. The American Farm Bureau Federation is proud to sponsor the National FFA Organization and its members as they pursue their mission of premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.

The National FFA Extemporaneous Public Speaking CDE is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to prepare and present a factual speech on a specific agricultural issue in a well thought out and logical manner. Members select one topic from a choice of categories, have thirty minutes to prepare a four to six minute speech, and respond to five minutes of questions following delivery.

This event, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., is one of many educational activities at the National FFA Convention & Expo in which FFA members practice the lessons learned in agricultural education classes.

Silver Emblem Individuals
Lanessa Aurand of Republic County FFA, KS

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