Walton Middle 4-H Tropicana Speech Winners

By Cathy Mosley

Walton Middle School (WMS) held their annual 4-H Tropicana Speech contest on Thursday November 18, 2015. Twenty-two students competed in this contest and the judges had a tough time because all the students did well.

 The top two winners will compete at the district level at Freeport High School on Thursday evening, December 3, at 6 pm. The top three WMS Tropicana Speech contest winners are 1st place McCaid Paul, 2nd place Haleigh Permenter and 3rd place Mackinnon Campbell-Work. Special thanks go to Ms. Shelley Cotton and Ms. Tara Manson for preparing these students for this contest, and to the judges and volunteers for taking time to assist with this competition.

Pictured (L to R) are Jennifer Campbell, Amy Thacker, Denise Findley, 1st Place Winner McCaid Paul, Dan Marrinkowski, 2nd Place Winner Haleigh Permenter, Eric Joyner, 3rd Place Winner Mackinnon Campbell-Work, Scott  Hulion Teacher on Special Assignment, Language Arts teachers Shelley Cotton and Tara Manson (not pictured Renee Heironimus).