On Saturday, June 5, 2015, the 2015 District II 4-H Tropicana Speech Contest was held at the Jackson County Conference Center on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Competing for District honors were first place winners in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades, at their respective county level competitions in Bay, Holmes, Jackson and Walton counties. The winners received trophies, medals and gift cards, thanks to financial contributions from the Jackson and Walton County Kiwanis Clubs.
Representatives from the Three Lake DeFuniak Toastmasters served as judges and the Master of Ceremonies was Mr. Art Dees.
This event was a coordinated effort between District II 4-H Agents Dr. Paula Davis from Bay County, Mrs. Niki Crawson from Holmes County, Mrs. Angel Granger from Jackson County, Ms. Jena Brooks from Walton County, and Regional Specialized 4-H Agent Mrs. Heather Kent, from Jackson County. Jackson County support staff members Mrs. Lynn Nowling, Ms. Patti Peacock and Ms. Marilyn Lipford assisted as well.
We congratulate all of our participants for a job well done, and we thank all of the volunteers and parents for their support and encouragement that helped to make this event such a wonderful success. We are already looking forward to next year’s competition!
The results of the competition are as follows:
1st Place – Ellie Wilder, “My Crazy Brother” – Walton County
2nd Place – Erica Snell, “Confidence” – Holmes County
3rd Place – Chelsea Davis, “The True Meaning of Family” – Jackson County
1st Place – Chandler King, “Performing” – Jackson County
2nd Place – Catherine Coble, “Running Around On Wednesdays” – Walton County
3rd Place – Bailey Smith, “Softball” – Holmes County
1st Place – Elissa Rodriguez-Lombardo, “Side Effects May Occur” – Walton County
2nd Place – Joelyn Smith, “The Sweetest Thing I Love” – Holmes County
3rd Place – Chelsea Gardner, “Kindness Matters” – Jackson County
Honorable Mention – Eliannah Anderson, “Lights, Camera, Action” – Bay County