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Jason Wurtz of Alamo is representing Nevada as a National FFA officer candidate. Only one candidate per state is selected.

Wurtz has put in a lot of woark for this opportunity and has just recently returned from an FFA officer candidate workshop in Texas in preparation for the FFA National Convention and the officer competition. The event will be in Louisville, Kentucky on Oct. 28-31.

During the convention Jason will also be receiving his “American” degree, which is one of the highest awards offered by FFA. The FFA National Convention will have over 60,000 attendees.

During his years at Pahranagat Valley High School, Wurtz held several FFA chapter officer positions until he graduated in 2013. He recently retired as Nevada’s FFA State Secretary but continues to contribute and assist with various Nevada FFA activities across the state.

He is presently attending University of Nevada, Reno on a Presidential Scholarship with a major in wildlife biology.

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