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FFA Members Attend Speakers Academy

Submitted Photo Trenton FFA members Laura Carlson, third from left, and Jayden Roeder, third from right, were among 58 FFA members from across the state taking part in the Public Speaking Academy on the University of Central Missouri campus in Warrensburg on June 7-9. The Missouri FFA, along with Case IH, sponsored the event, which allowed FFA members used the Internet and other communication technology to develop and refine an effective speech. Dr. Terry Cunconan, Dr. Wendy Geiger, Dr. Sam Cox, and Nikki Freeman from the University's Speech Communication Department conducted the three days of intense learning. The academy was designed to help FFA members increase their confidence, develop organizational skills, use language effectively, analyze audiences and improve speaking skills by judging themselves honestly and critically while keeping a positive attitude. Each student presented his or her speech in competition at the conclusion of the academy.

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Trenton FFA members Laura Carlson, third from left, and Jayden Roeder, third from right, were among 58 FFA members from across the state taking part in the Public Speaking Academy on the University of Central Missouri campus in Warrensburg on June 7-9. The Missouri FFA, along with Case IH, sponsored the event, which allowed FFA members used the Internet and other communication technology to develop and refine an

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