Casey Gore, a member of the Sulphur Bluff FFA, placed third out of 136 entrants
in the State Fair of Texas Public Speaking Contest, in Dallas.
Sulphur Bluff FFA Members
Participate in State Fair Public Speaking Contest
From Sulphur Bluff FFA
Sacagawea, Quanah Parker, Charles Goodnight, Temple Grandin. These historical figures were the subjects of Casey Gore’s speech on Western Heritage that he presented on Tuesday to rise to the top 8 finalists out of 136 competitors in the State Fair of Texas Speaking Contest for members of FFA, FCCLA, and 4-H.
For his speech he interviewed the official Texas state historian, Bill O’Neil, and Sulphur Bluff Teacher, Mrs. Lena Moore, a long-time host to foreign exchange students. The gist of the speech was that people around the world misinterpret our true Western history. It is not the romantic saga that has been
portrayed in movies and history books, but instead was made up of men and women who chose to rise up from the struggles of a hard life to make a difference.
Cody Vance, Casey Gore, and Hudson Northcutt
Casey placed first in his category of Western Heritage. He made it into the top 8 finalists and received 3rd place out of 136. He was presented a banner, a
trophy, a special edition Texas State Fair business card holder, and a $100 scholarship.
Other FFA students who gained experience in this contest when they also competed were Cody Vance, and Hudson Northcutt. Hudson spoke on how abuse affects the brains of animals and people. Cody’s speech was on equine infectious anemiaand how to prevent the spread of it in horses.