Congratulations on having a student qualify for the state Sr. Prepared Public Speaking CDE. The state level competition will be held at the 86th Georgia FFA Convention on Friday, April 24th, 2015.

This email contains some important information concerning the CDE, so please review this information carefully and go over it with your student.

Location: Marriott City Centre Hotel, Magnolia Rooms A & B

Time: Each student should report to Magnolia room B, no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of their assigned bracket round. (Brackets are outlined below). Round 1-A will begin at 8:00 a.m. and Round 1-B will begin at 10:00 a.m. The top two speakers in each preliminary round will advance to the Finals round that will be held at 1:30 p.m.

Superintendent: James Hunter - South Region Ag Mechanics Teacher

Guidelines: A copy of the Sr. Prepared Public Speaking CDE guidelines and score sheet are attached to this email. This is the information that the judges will use to score each student in all rounds of competition.

Confirmation: Please review the bracket below and confirm 1) that your student is planning to participate with no conflicts and 2) that you are aware of their bracket assignment. Specific speaking order within each bracket will be assigned by random draw prior to the start of each round. If your student has other activities that are near the same times accommodations will be made to ensure they get to where they need to be.

Certification: In order to participate, all students must submit a certification form. Please scan certification form and submit with the manuscript.

Manuscripts Due Date: Each contestant's manuscript should be emailed to James Hunter ([log in to unmask]) no later than Friday, April 10th. Manuscripts should be emailed in MS Word (.doc) format.

Bracket 1-A (8:00 a.m.)

Area 1 - McKinley Blassingame - Murray County High, Advisor, Katie Lents

Area 2 - Chandler Kyle - Madison County High, Advisor, Josh White

Area 3 - Cooper Felkins - Bleckley County, Advisors - Walt Parks and Doyle Floyd

Area 4 - Ivey Glover - Johnson County High, Advisor Ron Bray

Area 5 - Maddie Mazrek - Baconton Charter FFA, Advisor Victoria Hill

Area 6 - Courtney Cameron - Lowndes High FFA, Advisor James Corbett


Bracket 1-B (10:00 a.m.)

Area 1 - Laura Alton - North Murray High, Advisor Ruby McCracken

Area 2 - Justin Daniel - North Oconee High, Advisor Tim Griffeth

Area 3 - Lucouis Hodges - Peach County, Advisors - Brandi Grimsley, Ashley Whiddon

Area 4 - Madison Miles - Portal High, Advisor Tom Marshall

Area 5 - Elizabeth Beacham - Colquitt County FFA, Advisor Shawn Collins

Area 6 -  Courtney Barber - Ware High FFA, Advisor Renee Smith

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call on me. Remember, certification forms and manuscripts are due to James Hunter by Friday, April 10th.

James Hunter
South Region Ag Mechanics Teacher
ABAC 34 2802 Moore Hwy
Tifton, GA 31794
Phone - 229-386-3868
Fax - 229-386-3457
email - [log in to unmask]