McDade FFA members place at public speaking contest Posted in: Lifestyle Congratulations to the McDade FFA members that competed and placed at the district speaking events at Akins High School in Austin on April 29! They each competed in Senior Prepared Public Speaking contests in various categories. Nicole Hernandez placed first in Agribusiness, Demi Carter placed second in Animal Science, Jessica Franks placed second in Ag Tech & Communication and Berenice Palacios placed third in Ag Policy. Nicole, Demi and Jessica are all eligible to compete at the FFA Area XII Speaking Events in Rockdale. ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!