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LOCAL: Tropicana Speech Contest: Countywide winners chosen

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Students from the Madison County School District in grades fourth through sixth competed in the Madison County 4-H Tropicana Speech Contest on Thursday, Nov. 9. At stake was a chance for all first place

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Cheltsie Holbrook, November 9, 2017
These two sixth graders went out with a bang as they performed their last speeches at Tropicana. Pictured, from left to right, are: Gracie Jenkins, first place and Amari Alexander, second place.

winners to win a scholarship to 4-H Camp Cherry Lake or another 4-H event of their choosing. All first and second place county winners are also eligible to compete at the District IV Events Competition on April 20, 2018. The District Events will be held in Suwannee County.

Samaya Baynard, from Greenville Elementary School, was the fourth grade winner for her speech, “My 8th Birthday.” Daisy Henderson, from Lee Elementary School, was second place with the speech, “Singing.” Adyson Hammock, from Pinetta Elementary School, won third place for her speech on “Divorce.” Camryn Bass, from Madison Creative Arts Academy, won honorable mention for the speech, “Dance.” Ja'Veyonne (J.J.) Roberson, from Madison County Central School, won honorable mention for his speech on “Story of My Life.”

Lydia Barnes, of Pinetta Elementary School, won first place in the fifth grade division for her speech on “Photo Rebellion.” Paige McCool, from Madison Creative Arts Academy, finished second for her speech on “Homework.” Nadia Bull, from Madison County Central School, finished third with a speech on “Labels.” Lexus Legendre, from Lee Elementary School, won honorable mention for her speech on “The Life of a Sister.” Hafitha Ayyad, from Greenville Elementary School received honorable mention with her speech on “Little Sisters are Annoying.”

Gracie Jenkins, a student at Madison Creative Arts Academy, won first place for the sixth grade division for her speech on “My Crazy Family.” Amari Alexander, from Madison County Central School, garnered second place for her speech on “My Upside Down Volleyball Adventure.”

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Cheltsie Holbrook, November 9, 2017
Three students from Madison County walked away with first place plaques after competing in the countywide Tropicana Public Speaking Contest that took place on Thursday, Nov. 9. Pictured, from left to right, are: Lydia Barnes, first place in the fifth grade division; Samaya Baynard, first place in the fourth grade division; and Gracie Jenkins, first place in the sixth grade division.
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Cheltsie Holbrook, November 9, 2017
Five students participated in the fourth grade countywide division and all of them did an outstanding job. Pictured, from left to right, are: Samaya Baynard, first place; Daisy Henderson, second place; Adyson Hammock, third place; Camryn Bass, honorable mention; and Ja'Veyonne (J.J.) Roberson, honorable mention.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Cheltsie Holbrook, November 9, 2017
The fifth grade division was a hard division to judge as all five experienced participants presented great speeches. Pictured, from left to right, are: Lydia Barnes, first place; Paige McCool, second place; Nadia Bull, third place; and Lexus Legendre, honorable mention. Not pictured is Hafitha Ayyad, honorable mention.
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