MEDINA (March 24) – On Thursday, March 24, the Northwest Area Sub Regional Public Speaking Contest was held at South Gibson Co. Middle School in Gibson County. This contest consisted of the county winners from eight northwest Tennessee counties. Competitors included the 4th through 8th grade finalists from each county. In order for students to make it to this level of competition, they had to win in their local club and also at their county contest as well. Those competing from Weakley County were Kinley Baumgartel in 4th grade from Gleason and Logan Tucker in the 5th grade from Martin Elementary.
Local Weakley County 4-H representatives noted, “Special congratulations to Tucker, who placed first in his division. Public speaking is a very important skill to have. Weakley County is proud to have such great speakers representing us.”