TAVARES — At its Tuesday, Sept. 7, meeting, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners will recognize Amanda Sunseri, for achieving first place at the state speech contest sponsored by the Association of Florida Conservation Districts.
Amanda was an eighth-grader at Cecil E. Gray Middle School when she first delivered her speech at the local contest hosted by Lake Soil and Water Conservation District in November 2009. After winning first place at the local level, she went on to place first at the area speech contest hosted by Sumter Soil and Water Conservation District in May 2010. She won the highest honor at the state competition on July 30, 2010.
Her speech, titled “The Florida We Love,” emphasizes the importance of Florida's natural habitats, diversity of wildlife and conservation practices.
The annual speech contest is designed to develop leadership and stimulate interest in conserving natural resources. Speeches are judged on content, composition, delivery and time criteria. For more information about the annual speech contest, call the Lake Soil and Water Conservation District at (352) 343-2481 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners typically meets in regular sessions the first, third and fourth Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers, located on the second floor of the Lake County Administration Building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares. For more information about meetings of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, call (352) 343-9850.