Whitney Smith, FFA secretary at South Effingham High School, competed at the Area level discussion meet in Twin City at ECI on March 4. There were eight other schools participating in this event.
While taking part in the discussion meet competitors had 15 minutes to discuss as a group the topic assigned to them by the judges, which was, “The issue with the increasing demand for water and how rural America maintains a strong voice among competitors.”
After the discussion, judges score competitors on how well they addressed the topic and stressed their points. Whitney Smith placed second in the competition and will advance to the state level on April 25 in Macon while attending the state convention.