A fourth grader named Sloan Finger recently entered the Tropicana Public Speaking Contest in Tallahassee, Fla., with a truly moving speech about a subject truly near and dear to his heart.
You see, Finger isn’t your average 10-year-old boy focused solely on Minecraft or “Star Wars.” No, he has much bigger – and better – things on his mind: 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."
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According to local KSDK News, he won third place at the county-wide competition. He may not have won the competition this time, but he won over the hearts of meat-eaters everywhere!