MSU student wins National FFA public speaking event

Adrian Schunk, Michigan Future Farmers of American president and Michigan State University freshman, won the Prepared Speech Contest at the National FFA Prepared Public Speaking Leadership Development Event Friday.

November 7, 2017

Adrian Schunk holds her award.

Adrian Schunk, Michigan Future Farmers of American (FFA) president and Michigan State University (MSU) freshman, won the Prepared Speech Contest at the National FFA Prepared Public Speaking Leadership Development Event Friday.

Schunk, an Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education major in the MSU Department of Community Sustainability and Mason High School graduate, spoke about the need for greater consumer education around the issue of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food. She won the Prepared Public Speaking Contest at the Michigan FFA State Convention in March on the same topic.

The Prepared Public Speaking Leadership Development Event, held in Indianapolis, Ind., is designed is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to prepare and present a factual speech on a specific agricultural issue in a well thought-out and logical manner in a comprehensive setting. The eight- to ten-minute speech is delivered from memory, with a five-minute questions period following.

Schunk’s speech at the Michigan FFA State Convention.

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