CHIPLEY - 4-H and Tropicana recently announced the winners of the annual public speaking contest.

The contest was held May 15 at the Washington County Agriculture Center. The speeches were judged 50 percent on composition and 50 percent presentation.

For fourth grade: 1st – Jonathan Patton, 2nd – Malik Henderson, 3rd – Jilian Padraja, and Honorable Mention – Vanessa Wicker.

For fifth grade: 1st – Sydney Smith, 2nd – Peyton Whittal, 3rd – Jonathan Grantham, and Honorable Mention – Jaren Manual.

For sixth grade: 1st – Cray Holley, 2nd – Renecia Hogans, 3rd – Isabela Thornton, and Honorable Mention – Carson Thornton.