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The purpose of this contest is to build and demonstrate a broad knowledge of horticulture and critical thinking skills, and to provide a means for youth to gain and share general horticultural knowledge while improving communication skills.

Who Can Participate

Individuals ages 5-22 may participate in one of four age categories:

A. 5-9 year olds
B. 10-14 year olds
C. 15-18 year olds
D. 19-22 year olds (along with previous Grand National Award Winners)

Individuals only; no teams.

Project Requirements

Participants draw three topics at random. They have up to two minutes to select a topic and to write up to 25 words on a note card. They announce their topic and give a three to five minute presentation on the selected topic. Flash cards will indicate the time that has elapsed. Points will be lost if the talk is under three minutes or above five minutes.

Extemporaneous Speaking Contest Score Sheet

Awards Sponsor

Jack B. Leaver
1088 Fountain View
Circle #3
Holland, MI 49423
Phone 616 298-2433

Entry Deadline

September 15.

For additional information, consult the project chairperson:

Sarah Berke
PO Box 204
Zamora, CA 95698

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