Nine Silex FFA members participated in the Area V Fall Public Speaking contests. These speeches were done virtually. 

Those placing first were Kacey Williams, (Missouri Pet Breeder’s Association); Lexi Plackemeier (Missouri Cattlemen’s Association); Allie Norton, (Missouri Farm Bureau), and Kylee Dameron (Missouri Quarter Horse). Those placing second were Makayla Schneider (Soil and Water Association); Natalie Kientzy, (Cooperatives); Allison Schneider (Pork Producers); Maddy Hall (Missouri Young Farmers); and Sara Gruenewald (Sheep Producers).

These members were able to advance and compete in the District Fall Public Speaking contest. This resulted in Maddy Hall and Kacey Williams, each placing first and moving on to State Competition. Schnieder, Plackemeier and Kientzy all placed second at the District Level. Congratulations to these FFA members for their hard work, dedication, confidence and leadership skills.