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Bergner First at State Soil Conservation Speech Contest

November 27, 2017

BERGNER FIRST AT STATE

 

On Monday, November 20th, Pratt High junior Alesha Bergner won the state Soil Conservation Speech Contest in Wichita against other district winners. In her third year of competition, Bergner has been awarded scholarship dollars as a local and district winner, and as a runner-up at state. This year for her first-place win, she received the top prize of a $1000 scholarship.

 

Bergner earned first place with her speech “We All Need Trees!” She competed against three district winners: Gentry Shapland from Lane County, Nathan Knapp from Nemaha County, and Amber Kratz from Crawford County. They all delivered their speeches during the Conservation Education and Youth Committee meeting at the state convention in Wichita.

 

After speaking, all contestants were asked about hobbies, funny moments, influential people, and hopes for the future. Then, they announced the winner at the luncheon in front of a crowd of about 200. There, Bergner gave her speech to the entire gathering of Soil Conservation employees.

           

Bergner has been a member of the Pratt High forensics team the past three years, also qualifying for state competition each year with her speaking events.  

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