MOORE HAVEN — Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School fifth-grader Alyssa Madrigal won first place in the 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest for Glades County on May 21 at the Doyle Connor Building in Moore Haven. Prior to this she also won first place in both the class and school competition. Her speech was titled “What My Dogs Think About.”

With Alyssa are PECS teachers Michelle Pritchard, Rachel Jones and principal Brian Greseth. (Courtesy photo)
Alyssa receives the award. (Courtesy photo)

Alyssa, 11, is the daughter of Letty and Howard Madrigal.

The contest helps young people write and deliver a speech. According to the Florida 4-H website, more than 150,000 students in grades 4-6 in over 50 Florida counties participate in the contest annually.

Tropicana, which has sponsored the contest since 1969, provides classroom materials, medallions, trophies, scholarships and refreshments as part of the program.

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