DeKalb Youth Excels in Tennessee Cattlewomen’s Youth Public Speaking Contest

February 15, 2022

The Tennessee CattleWomen’s Association (TCWA) hosted the 2 nd Annual Youth Public Speaking Contest on Jan. 28 during the annual Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) Convention and Trade Show.

“The Tennessee CattleWomen’s Association is proud to host this leadership development opportunity for youth in the cattle industry,” said Madison Martin, TCWA President. “Public speaking is a skill we all use daily. The youth participants will use the skills learned in this contest for many years to come.”

Knox Logan from Dickson County received first-place in the Novice Division, and Curtis Bomar from Henry County placed second. Andrew Kirby of Dyer County received first-place in the Junior Division, and Jaclyn Thomas of Bledsoe County placed second. Ellie Hensley from Unicoi County received first-place in the Junior High Division, and Cali Agee from Dekalb County placed second. Eleanor Israel of Williamson County received first-place in the Senior High Division, and Taylor Cantrell of Dyer County placed second.

19 Tennessee youth competed in the public speaking contest. There was a Novice, Junior, Junior High, and Senior High division. The speech topic for each division was centered around beef production or the cattle industry.

The mission of TCWA is to promote the beef industry through advocacy and education as well as developing agriculture leadership. TCWA has approximately 100 members from across the state and the southeast.


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Three DCHS Lady Tigers Earn All-District Honors

February 15, 2022
By: Dwayne Page

Three DCHS Lady Tigers have earned All-District Basketball honors.

First Team All-District
Kadee Ferrell

Second Team All-District
Ella VanVranken

Honorable Mention:
Avery Agee

All-Freshman Team
Avery Agee

Girls MVP: Brooklyn Crouch, Upperman
Coach of the Year: Kim Cram Torres, Cumberland Co.

WJLE will have LIVE coverage of tonight’s (Tuesday, February 15) District Basketball Tournament game featuring the Lady Tigers at Upperman in Baxter. Tip-off is at 6 p.m. WJLE’s Tiger Talk show airs at 5:45 p.m. with Lady Tiger Coach Danny Fish and Lady Tigers (pictured here) Ella VanVranken (left), Kadee Ferrell and Avery Agee (right)

Local Minister Delivers Prayer at State Capital (View Video Here)

February 15, 2022
By: Dwayne Page

Local minister Dwayne Cornelius of the New Life United Pentecostal Church in Smithville delivered the invocation prior to the session of the Tennessee Senate Monday afternoon at the state capital as a guest of State Senator Mark Pody

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