Leslie White of Ferndale, a member of the Dorsey Kritikos Club of Toastmasters International, recently took first place in a humorous-speech contest held in Glen Burnie.
Contestants from Anne Arundel, Howard and Baltimore counties took part in the event Oct. 30.
Ms. White went on to participate last Saturday in a district competition held in Columbia against contestants from the area. She took third place with a speech titled "The Back Road."
An instructional designer for Maryland Medical Laboratory in Baltimore, Ms. White has lived in Ferndale for five years. She began attending Toastmasters meetings nine months ago.
The chapter meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Timbuktu Restaurant, 1726 Dorsey Road.
For more information on the group, call 536-1546.