WS Bears FFA to send 2 to district contests in Rolla
Members of the Willow Springs FFA competed at the Area 13 Fall Public Speaking Contest Tuesday evening in West Plains, and two individuals will be moving on to the South Central District contest taking place Nov. 9 in Rolla, shared school district Communications Director Jenny Hayward. Students were tasked with presenting six- to eight-minute speeches for judges. The Bears’ Opening/Closing Ceremonies team placed second, and individual members Katy Spence placed first with her her speech on sheep and Kolton Stolba placed third with a speech on young farmers/young farm wives. Nine other FFA Bears presented speeches during the contest. Spence and Stolba will be joined in the Rolla contest by other ranking FFA members from St. Louis and St. Louis County; Jefferson, Washington, Franklin, Gasconade, Crawford, Osage, Maries, Miller, Pulaski, Phelps, Dent, Shannon, Texas, Oregon and Howell counties; and eastern Douglas and Ozark counties.