Ten students used their speaking ability to convince the judges that they were the best speaker with their speech entitled
“What opportunities and/or challenges exist for Florida agriculture in regards to renewable energy and climate change
legislation?” at the Polk County Farm Bureau Youth Speech contest.
Miss KT Spencer, a junior at George Jenkins High School, was announced the winner and will represent Polk County in the
upcoming regional contest. KT is an active member of FFA and has been very successful in all of her activities. She has
won numerous dog shows with her Austrailian Shepard, Suede, including being named a “Champion of Champions” at the Florida
State Fair and has qualified for the national Eukanuba dog show. She was a state finalist creed speaker in 2008 and also
placed 2nd in the state FFA Veterinary Assisting contest in April of 2010. She currently serves as an FFA senator for the
George Jenkins FFA chapter.
Pictured left to right are Lexie Booher of Haines City High School - third place;
Brett Wasden of Bartow High School - second place; and
KT Spencer of George Jenkins High School - first place.