St. Amant FFA member awarded bronze emblem _lowres

Photo provided by Mandy Delaune -- Kathrine 'Katie' Costanza, of the St. Amant High School FFA chapter

Kathrine “Katie” Costanza, a member of the St. Amant High School FFA chapter, will represent the chapter at an FFA career development event at the 88th National FFA Convention and Expo in Louisville, Kentucky, in October.

Costanza will vie for national honors in prepared public speaking, a news release said. The chapter adviser is Mandy Delaune.

Prepared public speaking competitors select an agriculture-related topic, research that topic and compose a speech. Speakers are evaluated on content, composition, delivery and production.

National participants will advance through preliminary and semifinal rounds, with the top four speakers competing in the final round of the national event.