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District V Public Speaking & SIU Invitational Public Speaking - Reminder

Thursday, April 12, 2018

I have attached the most recent presentation schedule.  Please review it to make certain your contestants are entered.

Please remember to register your Section Winners for the District V Public Speaking CDE on April 25th.  I have attached the tentative schedule, that will be updated before the event.

Date: Wednesday April 25, 2018

Registration:  Due Friday April 18, 2018

Cost:  $5/Student for Invitational Only.  No cost to District V Varsity Prepared, Varsity Extemp, or Creed Speaking.

Location:  SIU Agriculture Building (1205 Lincoln Drive)

Official Dress is Required

Individuals will be scheduled for speech presentations between 4-8 PM.  Please indicate on the registration forms linked below your preference of time. 

Prepared Public Speaking manuscripts should be emailed to no later than April 18,2018.  Manuscripts sent by postal service should be postmarked by Monday April 16, 2018

Howard Heavner


1205 Lincoln Drive

Mail Code  4415

Carbondale, IL   62901

District Creed, Prepared, and Extemporaneous Public Speaking are limited to the top 2 participants from each section event.  You still need to register your students for the event using the forms below.

SIU Invitational Prepared and Extemporaneous Public Speaking are limited to freshman, sophmores, and juniors only.  Two students from each school may be signed up for this contest.  (up to the first 15 students registered) .  Please register your students for these contest using the forms linked below.

Each contest will follow state rules.  If you have any questions , contact Tim McDermott, District V FFA Director, with comments regarding the district contests.  Contact Howard Heavner, SIU CFFA Advisor, with questions regarding invitational contests.

Click Here to register students for the District V Prepared Public Speaking CDE(Varsity).

Click here to register for the District V Extemporaneous Public Speaking CDE(Varsity).

Click here  to register students for the District V Creed Speaking CDE.   

Click here  to register students for the SIU Invitational Prepared Public Speaking CDE(JV).

Click here to register students for the SIU Invitational Extemporaneous Public Speaking CDE(JV).

We look forward to seeing you on campus. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Howard K. Heavner

SIU Collegiate FFA Advisor/Agriculture Education Instructor

SIU College of Agricultural Sciences

Mail Code 4415

1205 Lincoln Drive

Carbondale, IL 62901

P: 618/719-1778


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