Each year the Duval County Soil and Water Conservation District hosts a speech contest for area 6th-12th graders. The winner of the Duval County contest receives a cash prize, plus one student will get an invite to compete regionally and statewide.
This year, we are expanding to host a poster contest for K-12. The topic for both competitions is "Healthy Soils are Full of Life" and speeches are to be no more than 5-7 minutes. Independent research on the topic works to further educate students in conservation and natural resources, while public speaking provides a host of additional benefits. Artistic skills are called on for the poster contest, and all ages are encouraged to participate.
We hope that you, a friend, a relative or a student you know will consider entering in the 2017 annual Joe B. Forshee, Jr. Speech Contest and Poster Contest for Duval County.
Our Full Board Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month at the Duval County Extension Office, 1010 N. McDuff Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32254, at 3:30 p.m. The Plan of Work Subcommittee meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the same time and location. All meetings are open to the public. Due to the national health emergency and physical distancing limitations, public participation is available via Zoom teleconference. Links to participate are posted on our Facebook page.
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