SEASIDE, FL (JAN. 4, 2019) — Seaside Neighborhood School announces the winners of the 2018 Florida 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest.
1st Place: Ava Richardson (“How to Live Life in a Positive Way”)
2nd Place: Isobel Reeves (“A Dog’s Life”)
3rd Place: Chloe Stanley (“Best Family Trip”)
1st Place: Gigi Sumpter (“The Man on the $10 Bill”)
2nd Place: Elsie Bartlum (“The Plastic Pollution Problem”)
3rd Place: Declan Fowler (“The Colombia Manner Haunted House”)
Working with youth in grades 4-6, the 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest helps thousands of young people annually learn how to write and deliver a speech. More than 150,000 young people in over 50 Florida counties in grades 4-6 participated in the contest on an annual basis.
“Public speaking is a vital lifelong skill. We are proud to see our Seaside Neighborhood School students recognized for the hard work they have demonstrated in honing their elocution talents” says Seaside Neighborhood School principal Kim Mixson.
Tropicana, a division of PepsiCo, has sponsored the contest since 1969 and provides classroom materials for teachers, certificates of participation, medallions for school winners, trophies for county winners, summer camp scholarships and Tropicana orange juice refreshments for county contests. Since it began, nearly 2 million students have participated in this program.
4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. Over 230,000 members in the State of Florida help to make up the community of more than 6.5 million young people across America. 4-H is a non-formal, practical educational program for youth. Florida 4-H is the youth development program of Florida Cooperative Extension, a part of the University of Florida IFAS.
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ABOUT SEASIDE SCHOOL, INC.
Established in 1996, Seaside School, Inc. is one of Florida’s first public charter schools located in Seaside, Florida. Seaside School is one charter school serving students on two campuses: Seaside Neighborhood School (grades 5-8) and Seacoast Collegiate High School (grades 9-12). Seaside School recently was honored by the Florida Department of Education as a “pioneer charter school.” Thanks to a dedicated staff, involved parents, and the support of local businesses and community members, Seaside School is consistently ranked one of the top performing schools in the state of Florida, recognized at the national and state levels for academic achievements. Seaside School is funded in part by Seaside School Foundation, Inc. which produces the highly anticipated annual Seaside Half Marathon and 5K Run each spring.