If you're passionate about something, you can talk about it all day, right? That's the case for a 10-year-old boy who used his love of a certain food to enter a contest.
Sloan Finger is in fourth grade. He used to live in Georgia, but moved to Florida last year. He entered the 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest in Tallahassee. The subject of his speech was something close to his heart: barbecue.
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According to Sloan, "real barbecue is elusive." He talked about how exactly it must be cooked, and he spent a good amount of time talking about what is not barbecue.
"People believe that by simply adding 'barbecue sauce' to the top of a meat, it makes it barbecue," Sloan lamented in his speech. "And even at my old school, they made sloppy joes and called them barbecue sandwiches. Unfortunately, some kids believed them."
Sloan won third place in the county-wide public speaking competition. He was asked about his favorite place for barbecue, and he said Dreamland, a restaurant in Roswell. Sloan said he loves Dreamland for its sweet tea, ribs, and white bread.
The crowd was impressed - and hungry - after Sloan's speech.