Joe Schartz was awarded a silver medal in the National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking Career Development Event during the 83rd National FFA Convention.
Members competing in the Extemp Speaking CDE test their poise and their ability to think on their feet. A topic is drawn by each speaker, then the participant is given 30 minutes to prepare a 4 – 6 minute speech. Following each presentation the competitors are asked 5 minutes worth of questions by the judges. Questions are based on the topic and the material presented by the speaker.
A Silver ranking in this event means that Joe was one of the top 16 speakers in the country!