A Bear River High School graduate, Emma Jones, has won First Place in the National FFA Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Event. The competition is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to prepare and present a factual speech on a specific agricultural issue in a well thought out and logical manner in a competitive setting. Members prepare and deliver an eight to ten minute speech from memory and respond to five minutes of questions. Jones says she started as a creed speaker in her Freshman year, then in her sophmore Junior and Senior years she participated in Prepared. She says there was a lot of work put into her award winning speech which was on the topic of food safety.
She also wants to thank her adviser , Mr. Pash for being her closest friend and biggest mentor, and all of the support she got from fellow FFA members.
For those students just starting to progress in competition she says for them to take advantage of all your opportunities to get better for yourself.
The National FFA competition was held in Louisville, Kentucky last week. Emma Jones is a 2015 Graduate of Bear River High School and is now attending college.
Photo caption: Bear River High School’s Emma Rose Jones brought back the gold winning the 2015 California FFA Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Event in April of this year before going on to win the National competition last week.