A special thank you to Dr. Donald Gilman for his coordination of the leadership events and his assistance in securing judges.  We appreciate Lee County High School's administration for hosting the events and the Lee County FFA members for their assistance during the LDEs. 

Thank you to the judges for their dedication and expertise in determining the State Qualifiers from Area V: Mr. Marty Erickson, Ms. Victoria Hill, and Mr. Justin Rectenwald.

The following individuals will advance to the State Extemporaneous Public Speaking LDE to be held at the State FFA Convention in Macon on April 24:

1st place: Abby Mayne of the Tift County FFA Chapter, Jimmy Cargle, Advisor 
2nd place: Willie Sizemore of the Lee County FFA Chapter, Donald Gilman, Advisor

Other finalists in order of rank are:

3rd: Charley Rayfield of the Bainbridge FFA Chapter, Farish Mulkey, Advisor
4th: Karlie Parker of the Colquitt County FFA Chapter, Adrienne Smith, Advisor 
5th: Sydney Thomas of the Miller County FFA Chapter, Kitty Bodiford, Advisor
6th: Chloe Pickens of the Thomas County Central FFA Chapter, Robbie Harrison, Advisor

Congratulations to all of these students for showing the courage and dedication to do something that very few adults can or will do - speak in front of other people!

Danny Bartlett
Forestry Teacher
South Region Agricultural Education
State Extemporaneous Public Speaking Superintendent
ABAC 34 - 2802 Moore Highway
Tifton, GA  31793
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