SLEEPY EYE - The Sleepy Eye FFA recently partook in two Winter CDE competitions. The first, The University of Minnesota Winter Invitational, took place Thursday, Dec. 13 at which both Josie Schieffert and Brandon Roiger placed first in the Creed and Prepared Public Speaking competitions respectively. The Creed CDE is designed to develop leadership by providing for member participation in both speaking and interpreting the FFA creed. The creed is scored on voice, stage presence, power of expression, general effect, and response to questions. The FFA Prepared Public Speaking CDE is designed to develop rural and agricultural leadership through providing for member participation in agricultural public speaking activities and stimulating interest in leadership and citizenship. The Prepared Public Speaking Event is scored on the following: content of manuscript, composition of manuscript, voice, stage presence, power of expression, and response to questions.