The 2011 State FFA Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Event is scheduled for Friday, April 29 at the Macon Marriott City Center Hotel located at the Convention Center in Macon.  Competition will be held in the Magnolia A meeting room.  Bracket I will begin at 8:00 a.m., Bracket II will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the finals will begin at 1:30 p.m.  Bracket information is attached to this email.  Participants in each bracket should report to Magnolia A 15 minutes before the competition is to begin to draw for speaking order.  Bracket assignments are attached to this email.  Please mail three copies of each manuscript to John Wilkinson, P.O. Box 2227 Toccoa, GA  30577 postmarked no later than Wednesday, April 13.  Emailed copies will not be accepted in the Senior competition.  It will not be possible to score the manuscripts if they are mailed after this date.  Manuscripts should be the student's original work and should consist of a cover page, speech, bibliography, and signed certification statement.  A certification statement is also attached to this email.  Please review the State and National Prepared Public Speaking CDE rules for manuscript guidelines and scoring information.
Each advisor is asked to review the attached bracket assignments and return a confirmation email to [log in to unmask] with the information requested below by Monday, April 11:
Confirmation of correct spelling of participant name:______________________________________________________________
Advisor responsible for participant during the State CDE competition:__________________________________________________________
Advisor's cell phone/contact number if needed during State Convention:________________________________________________________
Congratulations on your success up to this point and thank you advance for your cooperation.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
John Wilkinson
John K. Wilkinson
Recruitment and Retention Coordinator
Georgia Agricultural Education
P. O. Box 2227
Toccoa, GA  30577