The Bryan Conservation District held its annual Speech Contest on September 17, 2013, at the Kiamichi Technology Center in Durant. Ashlyn Cooper took first place in the Division II contest. Bryce Thralls took first place and Tucker Jackson took second place in the Division I contest.
These three contestants will compete in the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) Area V Speech Contest that will be held in Wilburton on November 14, 2013. First and second place winners of the Area V Division I and Division II Contest will go on to compete in the OACD State Contest in Oklahoma City during the month of February 2014. Mr. Jackson won in the Area V Contest last year and went on to the State competition representing the Bryan Conservation District, where he took second place in the Division I contest.