Harlingen High School’s Cara Cash was recognized by the HCISD Board of Trustees at the December regular meeting for her success at the FFA Public Speaking Contest at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas held in October.
She was in the Agriculture Technology Division, which had 31 contestants from all over the state of Texas. This division is comprised of two groups, and Cara was selected as one of the top two in her group to compete in the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals, she placed 3rd, and was only 0.6 points from 2nd place and competing in the semifinals for the scholarships.
This is the second time Cash competed at the State Level in Public Speaking. She competed in the same category at the Texas FFA Public Speaking Contest and won 1st place at the FFA District and Area Levels. She then advanced to the State Level and competed at the Texas FFA State Convention this past summer where she placed 4th.