FFA Speech Contest prepares students for future Competition – Z93 Country

Wayne County High School FFA students attended a dinner and preliminary judging contest at the extension facility. The students did a great job participating in the speech contests as they prepared for the next level of competition. The students took the speech contest seriously and were a bit nervous until they gave their speeches.

Asst. Agriculture Extension Agent Terry Bertram welcomed the crowd for the dinner and initial speech contest

Agriculture Instructor Justin Hortin and FFA past and current students

Instructor Horton explaining how the preliminary speech contests were organized at the extension office

FFA Junior Parliamentary Procedure Team includes (l-r:) C.J. Wilson, Aaron Mann, Brylee Crabtree, Ainslee Dolen, Chloe Williams, Mattie Goley and Adeline Heatherly. They will be competing March 23 at Adair County High School at Regional Paperwork Day.

Brody Dick chatted with fellow FFA students before their speeches.

FFA students going through the dinner buffet

FFA member Steven Taylor had just finished giving his speech. FFA supporters served as judges in different rooms of the facility. They offered suggestions to help students after each speech.

Aaron Mann ready to give his speech

Madilyn Foster gave her speech on horse training

Senior Treasurer Katie Jones starting to deliver her speech on horse training.

Brody Dick giving his speech as judges made notes.

Madelyn Frogge introduced herself by shaking hands with each judge before her speech.

Back Row (L-R)-Madilyn Foster, Mahalia Kidwell, Ainslee Dolen, Aydan Taylor, Austin Criswell, Eli Adkins, Bo Lester, Jace Horton, Carter Smith, Brayden Upchurch, Brody Dick, Brayden Phillips, C.J. Wilson, Mattie Goley, and Maddy Hughes.

Front Row (L-R)-Janna Morrow, Brylee Crabtree, Aubree Kennett, Chloe Frost, Sierra Jones, Hayley Tucker, Alexa Kempton, Katie Jones, Elizabeth Bell, Bree Denny, and Madelyn Frogge.

Ag Mechanics (Metal Work)– Austin Criswell

Aquaculture (Sanitation)– Ainslee Dolen, Jace Horton

Beef (marketing beef/beef products) – Gracie Horton, Maddy Hughe

Crop (integrated pest management) – Hayley Tucker

Dairy (reproduction & genetics) – Eli Adkins, C.J. Wilson

Floral (wedding flowers & arrangements) – Jenna Morrow

*Forestry/Environmental (harvesting timber) – Brayden Phillips

Fruit & Vegetable (propagation of crops) – Chloe Frost, Hannah Kempton

Goat & Sheep (nutrition) – Bo Lester

Greenhouse (irrigation) – Adeline Heatherly

Horse (training) – Madilyn Foster, Katie Jones

Nursery & Landscape (landscape design principles) – Brayden Upchurch

Poultry (waste management) – Elizabeth Bell, Aydan Taylor

Small Animal (grooming) – Sierra Jones, Aubree Kennett

Swine  (diseases & parasites) – Alexa Kempton

Turf & Lawn (nutrient management) –  Aaron Mann

*Wildlife (Habitat) – Mahalia Kidwell, Carter Smith

Talent – Bree Denny

FFA Creed – Brylee Crabtree, Mattie Goley, Chloe Williams

Extemporaneous Public Speaking – Brody Dick, Madelyn Frogge

Prepared Public Speaking – Kathren Crabtree

Freshman Quiz Bowl:  Ainslee Dolen, Mattie Goley, Chloe Williams

*First place finishers are underlined. They will be competing March 9th at Regional FFA Day, held at Campbellsville University.

Jr. Parliamentary Procedure Team:  Ainslee Dolen, Brylee Crabtree, Chloe Williams, Mattie Goley, Aaron Mann, C.J. Wilson, Adeline Heatherly.  Alternates: Aydan Taylor, Haylee Huff

Sr. Parliamentary Procedure Team:  Jenna Morrow, Kathren Crabtree, Alexa Kempton, Katie Jones, Hayley Tucker, Hannah Kempton, Aubree Kennett.  Alternates: Eli Adkins, Sierra Jones


                                                                               Winter Contest Day

On Thursday, December 8, 2022, 19 Wayne County FFA members participated in the Lake Cumberland Regional FFA Winter Contest Day.  Congratulations to these students and here are the results:

  • Ag. Sales Team (Austin Criswell, Mahalia Kidwell, Brody Dick, & Madilyn Foster) – SUPERIOR 3RD (8 Teams competing)


  • Junior Ag. Employability Skills – Hayley Tucker – SUPERIOR 3RD (7 Contestants)
  • Senior Ag. Employability Skills – Kathren Crabtree – SUPERIOR 2ND (7 Contestants)
  • FFA Senior Quiz Bowl Contest – Alexa Kempton, Hannah Kempton, Jenna R. Morrow, & Brayden Upchurch – SUPERIOR 2ND Overall
  • FFA Senior Quiz Bowl Contest – Kathren Crabtree, Chloe Frost, Brody Dick, & Sierra Jones – SUPERIOR
  • FFA Junior Quiz Bowl Contest – Hayley Tucker, Mattie Goley, Chloe Williams, & Ainslee Dolen – SUPERIOR
  • FFA Junior Quiz Bowl Contest – Jace Horton, Aaron Mann, Haylee Huff, & Nicole Crabtree – SUPERIOR