Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Ashley Hunter, December 10, 2015
Members of Madison County Farm Bureau served a warm meal to those who attended the competition. Pictured, from left to right, are: Freddy Pitts, Maria Greene, Bubba Greene, Ginny Paarlberg, Dewayne Leslie, Lindsey Lawson, Nancy Curl and Eddie Curl.
Future Farmers of America held a competition on Thursday, Dec. 10 at Fellowship Baptist Church.
Categories for competition were creed speaking, open and closing ceremonies, prepared speaking, extemporaneous speaking, parliamentary procedure and tractor driving.
Judging was divided between categories. The judges for parliamentary speaking were Scarlett Frisina, Courtney Reinbott and Jodi Tillman. The judges for prepared speaking were Becky Bennett, Stephen Bailey and Sarah Fulford. The judges for the extemporaneous speaking category were Wendy Burton, Brad Dicks, Jed Dillard and Chris Vahn. For creed speaking, Doug Brown, Greg Hicks and Jeff Lee judged. Ben Killingsworth, Jenny Paarlberg and Keith Wynn judged opening and closing ceremonies. Walter Brown, Jeffrey Hamrick and Travis Page judged tractor driving.
Many students represented both themselves and their schools with pride as they won ribbons and honors during the competition.
3rd – Destiny Fennell from Branford High
2nd – Lexi Fletcher from Suwannee Jr.
1st – Jonathan Stokes from Fort White Sr.
Opening and Closing Ceremonies:
3rd – Suwannee Middle
2nd – Fort White Middle
1st – Branford Middle
3rd – Sarah Godwin from Hamilton Middle
2nd – Zach Dicks from Lake City Middle
1st – Abby Ratliff from Madison County Central School
3rd – Nygeria Alexander from Jefferson Middle
2nd – Addison Elliot from Suwannee Middle
1st – Barrett Young from Branford Middle
2nd – Branford Middle
1st – Fort White Middle
High School Prepared Speaking:
3rd – Meredith Lord from Suwannee Sr.
2nd – Sara Humphreys from Branford High
1st – Sara Beth Lee from Suwannee Jr.
High School Extemporaneous Speaking:
3rd – Taylor Gebo from Fort White Sr.
2nd – Terrah Henderson from Branford High
1st – Gavin Cashmore from Suwannee Sr.
3rd – Bryce Ott from Columbia Sr.
2nd – Ethan Ratliff from Madison County High School
1st – Trey Roberts from Branford High
High School Parliamentary Procedure:
3rd – Suwannee Sr.
2nd – Branford High
1st – Fort White Sr.
While the judges were tallying points and deciding winners, Madison’s Florida Farm Bureau members served everyone who attended and participated in the competition a warm, hearty lunch that was cooked by Nancy and Eddie Curl.