TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Able Trust is recognizing four students with disabilities after their participation in the Florida High School High Tech Speech and Research Contest.
The Able Trust, also known as the Florida Endowment Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation, recently recognized four students with disabilities for their research, public speaking and communication skills in its Florida High School High Tech (HSHT) Speech and Research Contest.
The winning students moved to the finals after competing in local and regional contests. Two of the finalists, including the first place winner, are from the Big Bend:
First place: Mackenzie Pugh of Wakulla HSHT for her presentation on increasing civic participation among Floridians.
Second place: Abria Preyer of Foster Care HSHT Orange County for her presentation on bullying in schools and the workplace.
Third place: RJ Curtis of Pasco HSHT for his presentation on encouraging adoption from the foster care system.
Fourth place: Riley Littlefield of Leon HSHT for his presentation on increasing civic participation among Floridians.
This is the second year the contest has been held, which required the students to research and present a topic relevant to Floridians.
For over 26 years, The Able Trust has supported a diversity of projects and programs statewide, and has helped thousands of Floridians with disabilities gain employment. For more information visit www.TheAbleTrust.org.