The Junior Prepared Public Speaking CDE is fast approaching. The speaking events such as this one are foundational to developing students' potential for "premier leadership". I hope all of you will have participants in our sub-area leadership events. As a reminder, all manuscripts for participants Jr. Prepared Public Speaking are due in the region office on or before January 20. If you need any assistance in preparing for this event, please let me know. Please remember that manuscripts need to be the student's original work and be in proper APA format. If you need help with APA formatting, you can find several good online guides by doing a Google search for "APA format help". Manuscripts can be submitted as hard copies or can be emailed to:

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If you submit electronically, refer to this section of the "electronic submission guideline" (note that you can submit electronically for manuscript judging but must bring hard copies to competition:

Speech Manuscripts
• Can be submitted for manuscript judging.
Three hard copies must be brought to the contest for judges.
• Each manuscript submitted must be done using a separate email
Subject line should read: Chapter Name-Jr or Sr. Manuscript-Student Name
File name should be as follows:  SeminoleCounty.Juniormanuscript.Trisha.Yearwood

Please review all of the rules for the CDE found in the guide on the website at or at this link:

Please keep in mind that January 20 is the date for manuscript submissions. The sub-area speaking events will be held as follows:

Randolph-Clay Events--Monday, January 26. This includes the following counties: Calhoun, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee, Miller,Mitchell, Randolph-Clay, Seminole, Terrell, and Webster

Tift County Events--Monday, January 26. This includes the following counties: Ben Hill, Brooks, Colquitt, Crisp, Irwin, Sumter, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Wilcox, and Worth

Wayne County Events--Tuesday, January 27. This includes the following counties: Appling, Bacon, Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Telfair, and Wayne

Echols County Events--Tuesday, January 27. This includes the following counties: Atkinson, Berrien, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes, and Ware

These sub-area events will also include Sr. Prepared, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Creed Speaking. You will receive information regarding those specific events from the region staff in charge of those events. 

Registration for all events will be at 4:00 PM with events starting promptly at 4:30. 

Lynn Barber, Ed.D.
South Region Agricultural Education Director
Georgia Department of Education
ABAC 34, 2802 Moore Hwy.
Tifton, GA 31794
229-386-3428 (office)

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