North Santa Rosa

4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest Winners

The Santa Rosa County 4-H Program in conjunction with Tropicana provided local youth a chance to demonstrate their speaking proficiency before a group with the Annual 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest on Friday, May 12. 
Prudence Caskey, 4-H agent, opened the competition with remarks and praise for the young orators. She noted the county had 4,276 youth in 15 schools participate in the program. This resulted in 26 participants at the county level. The youth overcame the fear of public speaking and developed a lifelong useful skill.  

County Contest Winners
Fourth Grade 

1st Place – Jake Hutchinson – “My Momma has a Belly Bug” 

2nd Place – Pasco Rowell – “Bumpy Speech” 

3rd Place – Emma Jackson – “Like a Girl” 

Honorable Mention – Jonah Smith – “Every Cloud has a Silver Lining”
Fifth Grade 

1st Place – Cooper Carlock – “Terrorism Today” 

2nd Place – Jada Savage – “Dreaming vs. Determination” 

3rd Place – Ryan Welch – “September 26, 2016” 

Honorable Mention – Mallory Hagan – “Foods Made by Mistake”
Sixth Grade 

1st Place – Tymera Williams – “Women’s Rights Around the World” 

2nd Place – Brandon Lewis – “Michael Jordan” 

3rd Place – EmmaLee Pittman – “My Life with Headaches” 

Honorable Mention – Rivers Lewis – “Family”
Other students that participated at the county level are as follows:

Fourth Grade

Noelle Cover

Kate Jones

Olivia McCloskey

Layla McCullough

Kiley Samford

Fifth Grade 

Jack Dendall

Nathan Hanners

Sydney Smith

Bailey Underwood

Jennabelle Womack 

Sixth Grade 

Kyrstin Dubose

Makayla Guilbeau

Jesalyn Salort

Catie Staudt


Full scholarships to this summer’s 4-H Camp Timpoochee are provided by Tropicana. They are awarded to first place elementary and middle school division winners.   
Tropicana has sponsored the contest since 1969 and provides classroom materials for teachers, certificates of participation, and medallions for school winners, and trophies for county winners, summer camp scholarships and Tropicana orange juice refreshments for the county contest. Over one million students have participated in this program since its beginning. Tropicana Products, Inc., a division of PepsiCo, Inc., is the leading producer and marketer of branded fruit juices.
Founded in 1902 as an outreach to rural youth, 4-H has 60 million alumni and involves 28 percent of youth in America, according to the U.S.D.A. Florida 4-H is the youth development program of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, which is part of UF/IFAS. 4-H worked with more than 241,000 youth ages 5-18 last year in Florida and has is active in all 67 counties. For more information about 4-H in Santa Rosa County, visit or contact Prudence Caskey at 850-623-3868.

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