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2014 AFR State Speech Contest Winners Announced

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:26:11 CST

2014 AFR State Speech Contest Winners Announced
American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) concluded its 70th annual AFR/OFU Fall Speech Contest series with the state competition in Stillwater, Dec. 6. More than 150 finalists from across Oklahoma showcased their public speaking skills for a chance to win at the state level.

This year, more than 500 youth statewide competed to advance to the state level. At each of five district contests, students grades 4-12 competed in five categories American Farmers & Ranchers, Natural Resources, Student Organizations, Agribusiness and Agriscience.

"AFR/OFU provides Oklahoma youth many opportunities to develop into the leaders of tomorrow," said AFR/OFU President Terry Detrick. "It is an honor to support and encourage our state's young people as they gain confidence and skill through such activities as the AFR/OFU speech contest."

The AFR/OFU Fall Speech Contest Series is just one of many AFR/OFU Youth Program traditions. The organization also hosts a poster contest, summer youth leadership summit, statewide scholarships, livestock handling and skills contest, livestock judging and grading and many other leadership opportunities. For more information on how to participate in AFR/OFU's speech contest or other youth activities, visit the AFR/OFU website at www.iAFR.com.

For more information on the speech contest or other youth events, contact AFR/OFU Youth & Education Coordinator Blaire Boyer at (405)218-5561 or bboyer@afrmic.com.

The 2014 AFR/OFU State Speech Contest winners are:

American Farmers & Ranchers


1st Place Kale Campbell, Jet

2nd Place Braden Burns, Kingfisher

3rd Place Morley Griffith, Shawnee


1st Place Peyton Burns, Kingfisher

2nd Place Reagan Detrick, Ringwood

3rd Place Riley Hopkins, Keys


1st Place Adrienne Foster, Prague

2nd Place Madelyn Gerken, Kingfisher

3rd Place Brylee McCue, Fairview


1st Place Kalee Horn, Edmond

2nd Place Hannah Tankersly, Eufaula

3rd Place Paige Garza, Yukon

Student Organizations


1st Place Emily Garrett, Kingfisher

2nd Place Brantlee Cox, Morrison

3rd Place Madison Stephens, Weatherford              


1st Place Taylor Chapman, Kingfisher

2nd Place Tucker Jackson, Calera

3rd Place Amarie Griffith, Cushing


1st Place Shiane Hood, Calumet

2nd Place Colton Smith, Kingfisher

3rd Place Zachery Ilbery, Checotah

Natural Resources     


1st Place Hunter Slater, Fairview

2nd Place Jacob Grelner, Cushing

3rd Place Emily Kennedy, Edmond


1st Place Hailea Hooten, Perkins-Tryon

2nd Place Kristen Webb, Haskell

3rd Place Dawson Haworth, Fairview


1st Place Samantha Howe, Sulphur

2nd Place Austin Grellner, Cushing

3rd Place Brayden Foley, Kingfisher



1st Place Kaylee Holt, Shattuck

2nd Place Baleigh Brickman, Kingfisher

3rd Place Elaina Eddlemon, Prague             


1st Place Anna Crosswhite, Kingfisher

2nd Place Connor Holderread, Cushing

3rd Place Rylee Detrick, Ringwood


1st Place Lauren Lacy, Edmond

2nd Place Brooks McKinney, Spiro

3rd Place Blaine Maye, Haworth



1st Place Reagan Stephens, Weather

2nd Place Bree Kisling, Chisholm

3rd Place Lillie Snider, Glencoe


1st Place Meredith Proctor, Owasso

2nd Place Addison Themer, Kingfisher

3rd Place Dillon Ponder, Bristow


1st Place Karli Jones, Adair

2nd Place Jaryn Frey, Kingfisher

3rd Place Sage Holder, Edmond



1st Place Katie Ashton, Elgin

2nd Place Brooklan Light, Garber

Division 2:

1st Place Vivienne Hassenbeck, Elgin

2nd Place Vanessa Wiebe, Hooker

3rd Place Seth McLaughlin, Prague



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