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Tropicana Speech Contest: Countywide winners chosen


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Cheltsie Holbrook, November 16, 2016

Fourteen students from Madison County District Schools participated in the Tropicana Speech Contest that took place on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Madison County Extension Office. In the back row, from left to right, are: Wyatt Bass, Lee Elementary School; Ja’Niyah Mcknight, Greenville Elementary School; Abigail Saltares, Madison County Central School; Claire Carpenter, Madison Creative Arts Academy; Jasmine Odom, Madison Creative Arts Academy; Dylan Agner, Madison County Central School; and Jalexus Bryant, LATMA. Pictured in the front row, from left to right, are: Nadia Bull, Madison County Central School; Zakaria Scott, Greenville Elementary School; Lydia Barnes, Pinetta Elementary School; Tatiana Quintero, Lee Elementary School; Paige McCool, Madison Creative Arts Academy; Ke’mauri McNealy, LATMA; and Aiden Burnett, Pinetta Elementary School.

Cheltsie Holbrook

Greene Publishing, Inc.

Students from the Madison County School District in grades fourth through sixth competed in the Madison County 4-H Tropicana Speech Contest on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

At stake was a chance for all first place winners to win a scholarship to 4-H Camp Cherry Lake and for all first and second place county winners to compete at the District IV Events Competition on April 22, 2017. The District Events will be held in Taylor County.

Lydia Barnes, from Pinetta Elementary School, was the fourth grade winner for her speech, “My Day at the Dentist.” Zakaria Scott, from Greenville Elementary School, was second place with the speech, “My Incredible Birthday.” Nadia Bull, from Madison County Central School, won third place for her speech on “Moms.” Wyatt Bass, from Lee Elementary School, won honorable mention for the speech, “The Best Day of My Life.” Paige McCool, from Madison Creative Arts Academy, won participation for her speech on “How Autism Has Affected My Life.”

Tatiana Quintero, of Lee Elementary School, won first place in the fifth grade division for her speech on “Cook-off Memory.” Claire Carpenter, from Madison Creative Arts Academy, finished second for her speech on “Different Types of Girls.” Ja’Niyah Mcknight, from Greenville Elementary School, finished third with a speech on “Cheerleading: The Ultimate Sport.” Abigail Saltares, from Madison County Central School, won honorable mention for her speech on “The Magnificent Felish Catus.” Aiden Burnett, from Pinetta Elementary School received participation with his speech on “My 1st Homerun.” Ke’mauri McNealy, from LATMA, also received participation for his speech on “The Good Shepherd.”

Jasmine Odom, a student at Madison Creative Arts Academy, won first place for the sixth grade division for her speech on “My Dream Job.” Dylan Agner, from Madison County Central School, garnered second place for his speech on “Issues in America.” Jalexus Bryant, from LATMA, finished third for the sixth grade presenters with her speech on “Heroes.”

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