Berthoud FFA Members Qualify for Regionals


Nathaniel (Fox) Prewitt

Last Wednesday on October 20, 2021, the FFA had its local Public speaking contest. The contest was held in the Berthoud High School library and consisted of three categories, Freshman Creed Category, Prepared Category, Extemporaneous Category. The point of this contest was to help students with public speaking and to give prizes to the winners. Several Berthoud High Students are placed in various categories for locals and qualify for regionals. These FFA members will be participating in the regional public speaking competition, which will be held on November 9th.

First-place winners of each category prepared and this is what they said. First place winner of the Exporaneous Category says “I practiced what I thought the topics would be for a total of 10 hours.” Mary Beth Morgan, first place of the Prepared category said “I practiced my topic for three days and spent a total of 15 hours on it.” Lastly for the Freshman Creed Category, Abi Speer said, “I signed up last minute and studied the FFA creed for an hour.”

Winners of Each Category:

Extemporaneous Category

1st – Hallie Cook (drew topic “Food Labeling & Consumer Information)
2nd – Emma Miller (drew topic “Utilizing the Research of Dr. Temple Grandin in Livestock Handling”
3rd – Cate Schlagel (drew topic “Farming in Space”)

Prepared Category
1st – Mary Beth Morgan (“The Boll Weevil”)
2nd – Sydney Hocker (“Selective & Artificial Breeding in Cattle”)
3rd – Katie Parsons (“Hemp”)

Freshman Creed Category
1st – Abi Speer
2nd – Colton Cutter
3rd – Emerson Bridenstine
4th – Makenna Witting