Valley View MVCTC FFA had two members attend the Public Speaking Career Development Event in two different categories. The two students were Brayden Moore and Megan Collins. Brayden participated in the FFA Creed portion, and Megan participated in the extemporaneous portion. The student fared well in the contest and represented Valley View greatly.
Students participating in the Extemporaneous Public Speaking Leadership Development Event showcase their agricultural knowledge and ability to think on their feet by giving a speech and answering questions with limited prep time. To get their topic, they draw a topic from a hat, then have 30 minutes to prepare. Then they must present a four-six minute speech of their topic to judged, who then ask questions to the participant.
In the FFA Creed portion, first year FFA members, also known as Greenhands, must memorize the FFA’s Creed. The FFA Creed is revered by all chapters under the National FFA Organization, and is even a national contest. The Creed is a total of five paragraphs, and was written by E.M. Tiffany in 1928 and officially adopted as the National Creed in 1930. The presentation of the creed is a big part of our FFA, for it is what we all learn to recite our first year in FFA.
This event overall challenges students to practice their presentation skills, articulation, logical thinking, memorization, time management and advocating for agriculture and agricultural education.
The Valley View MVCTC FFA Chapter recently sent Andrew Shell and Sam Frazier to the District Tractor Troubleshooting contest at the Koenig Dealership in Anna, Ohio. The Team performed well in the contest and represented Valley View High School.
In tractor troubleshooting, members use diagnostic procedures to determine the problem with the tractor and then fix the problem within a 20 minute time period. The contestants learned some advanced mechanical skills when dealing with the problems at hand, and learned to think on their feet and use analytical and logical thinking when it comes to problem solving.