Jackson County’s 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest was held on May 6, 2014. We had a lot of very talented young speakers this year with a wide variety of well-chosen topics. The County contestants made their way through winning their class competition, and progressed on to competing at the school level. The best of the best were chosen to compete at the County level.
Pictured below are the 2014 Jackson County contestants and winners.
All Contestants – Front Row (L to R): Kyan Gibson, Hailie Showalter, Alana Kerr, James Crisp, Chandler King, Kennady Harrell, Olivia Cornwell, Gabby Melvin, and Jordan Sloan.
Back Row (L to R): Brayden Harrell, Kayla Richardson, Megan Blaylock, Katelynn Dunaway, Emma Biggers, Courtney Benton, Destiny Goldsmith, Nathaniel Huskey.
Not shown: Andrew Rush and Mandy Dudley
Special Awards (Front Row, L to R): Jordan Sloan – Most Historical
Kennady Harrell – Most Dramatic
Alana Kerr – Most Inspirational
Back Row (L to R): Emma Biggers – Most Informative
Katelyn Dunaway – Most Entertaining
Nathaniel Huskey – Most Original
Megan Blaylock – Most Persuasive
Angel Granger, 4-H Agent
4th Grade Winners (L to R): Haile Showalter, Kyan Gibson, James Crisp, Kennady Harrell, Chandler King, Angel Granger
5th Grade Winners (L to R): Alana Kerr, Brayden Harrell, China Daniels, Emma Biggers, Katelynn Dunaway, Angel Granger
6th Grade Winners (L to R): Megan Blaylock, Mandy Dudley,
Nathaniel Huskey, Gabby Melvin, Olivia Cornwell, and
Refreshments courtesy of Tropicana