About the Tropicana Public Speaking Competition

The County Competition

The County competition will take place on Thursday April 11, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at the Wakulla County Extension Office.

First place winners in the 4th/5th and 6th grade county divisions will receive a full 4-H Summer Camp Scholarship to attend 4-H Camp Timpoochee July 8-12, 2019 and will be invited to represent the County at the District Competition.

Second place winners will serve as alternates to the District Competition.

The District Tropicana Competition

The District Tropicana Competition will take place on May 4, 2019 at the Liberty County Extension Office, 10405 NW Theo Jacobs Way, Bristol, Florida 32321. Students should arrive by noon central time.

District winners receive awards and recognition within the eight participating counties.

Medart Elementary

5th Grade Abbigail Lawhon “The Drastic Stories of My Hunting Dogs”

Wakulla Christian School

5th Grade: Brooke Baum “E Pluribus Unum”

6th Grade: Nikki Hudson “It’s Not Elementary”

Coast Charter School

5th Grade: Kylie Moore “Animal Abuse”

6th Grade: Lilly Cyr “If I Could Time Travel”

Wakulla Middle School

6th Grade: Kelsey Sanders “The Struggles of a Competitive Dancer No One Understands”

Riversink Elementary School

4th Grade: Rainier Norris “The Fox Survives.”

Crawfordville Elementary School

4th Grade: Mattie Harrell “Barrel Racing”

Riversprings Middle School

6th Grade: Vanessa Foreman. Her speech title is “My trip to New York City”

Note: Shadeville Elementary was unable to participate in the Tropicana program this year.
2019 Wakulla 4-H Tropicana Speech Competition County Finalist Contest
UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office Arena
84 Cedar Avenue Crawfordville Florida 32327


5:30 pm Doors open to Extension Arena & Concession Stand*

6 PM Meeting with contestants and parents & group photos

6: 15 pm Welcome from Commissioner Messersmith

Remarks from School Superintendent/ School Board

Pledge of Allegiance

4-H Pledge

6:30 pm 4th and 5th Grade Speeches

7 pm Brief intermission – Visit our concession stand

7:10 pm 6th Grade Speeches

7:30 pm Interview with a 4-H Member

7:35 pm Presentation of Awards

7:45 pm Closing Remarks

7:50 pm Finalist Photos


Special thanks to the following volunteers & community partners:

Wakulla Sharpshooters Club Leaders & Members
Wakulla 4-H Members Brooklynn & Alexis Green
Commissioner Quincee Messersmith – Mistress of Ceremonies
Linda Kinsey
The Wakulla News
Paula Kiger
David Pienta – Event Sound Director

*Hot dogs, beverages, & snacks will be available for purchase. All purchase proceeds tonight benefit the program activities of the Wakulla 4-H Sharpshooters Club.

Wakulla 4-H Advisory Council Board Members

Jared Miller
Padraic Juarez
Verna Brock
Shana Langston
Becton Roddenberry
Brad Harvey
Greg James
Quincee Messersmith

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Posted: April 8, 2019

Category: 4-H & Youth, Curriculum, Events, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: 4-H, 4-H Club Group Activities, 4-H Events And Activities, 4-H Leader, 4-H Youth Development, Panhandle 4-H, Wakulla 4-H, Wakulla County 4-H

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