District Contests Ignite the Members!

The District 25 Tall Tales and International Speech Contests were held at the Spring Conference and were incredible. It is a tremendous achievement to make it to the District competition. Everyone competing did a magnificent job. They certainly did their part in “Igniting the Flame” of the members of District 25. Thank you to the following for their participation.

Tall Tales

  • First Place: Bret Hauser, Savvy Sayers
  • Second Place: Oliver Cozby, Speakers Exchange
  • Third Place: Inga Shivers, Southlake

Also competing in alphabetical order:  Phil Apgar, Flower Mound Toastmasters; Jody Helton, Top Notch Toastmasters – TNT; Belinda Mays, Quicksilver Express

International Speech

  • First Place: Isabelle Cox, KCM Toastmasters Club
  • Second Place: Thomas Saulsberry III, Las Colinas Communicators
  • Third Place: Bonita Vinson, Thumbs Up Toastmasters

Also competing in alphabetical order: Dawna Erion, Inner Voice; Bill Kincaid, Denton Toastmasters; Frankie Rike, Top Notch Toastmasters – TNT

Contest masters Aldean Pearson (Tall Tales) and David Leake (International) did a terrific job. The contests could not have taken place without the judges, helpers, and of course, the audience. Thank you to all.

The Fall Contest season will be here before you know it. Now is the time to craft your Humorous Speeches and hone your Evaluation skills. Test Speakers will be needed for the Evaluation contest.

The TLI training will offer opportunities to learn more about the upcoming contest categories, as well as judges training and contest quality training.

Cindy Hinckley
District Contest Quality


By Jodie Sanders