My kiddo, W4AQT will be giving a speech at the youth forum in Dayton in a couple of days. She's done a great job of writing her speech and designing the PowerPoint that goes with it. She's spent hour upon hour practicing. I'm so excited that she has been blessed with this opportunity to start learning public speaking skills. I'm very proud of her for the work she has put into preparing. I'm also nervous for her as I know that it's going to be tough for a 12 year-old to stand in front of such a large group of people and talk for 10-15 minutes. I know it's going to be nerve wracking for her during those 10-15 minutes, but I also know that learning how to do this at a young age will help her throughout her life as not everybody learns to be comfortable doing public speaking. I knew amateur radio would help her with STEM skills but never envisioned that it would lead to helping learn public speaking skills. This truly is an amazing hobby/service.