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February 7, 2003

Valdosta - Two South Georgia students will represent the area in a statewide public speaking competition.

Lowndes High students Erica Giles and Terry Bender have been named division winners in the area FFA Prepared Public Speaking Contest. The two were up against students from 25 other counties. Giles' speech discussed the need for large animal vets, while Bender spoke on malnutrition and hunger and how biotechnology can prevent it.

"I chose my topic because I saw there was a need in these countries for food and the elimination of hunger and I thought people needed to be aware of it," said Bender.

"I chose my topic because I'm very interested in animals and it's important that we have enough large animal vets for them to thrive," said Giles.

Bender is a Junior at Lowndes High and serves as FFA Vice President and Giles is a freshman. The two will compete at the state level in Athens in April.

posted at 11:15 by ashley.harper@walb.com