By Melissa McCaghren
Wyatt Harlan, a 2019 graduate of Slaton High School, finished sixth out of 45 top competitors in the nation in FFA Employment Skills.
He competed the last week in October. The contest consists of steps one takes interviewing and applying for a job, but instead of two weeks, it is a three day contest.
Contestants are judged on paperwork, communication skills, ability to network and negotiate in a professional manner and setting, and most importantly, interviewing skills.
Harlan was excited, but humble, about his accomplishment. “I know that this is not my own win but God’s win through me. The glory doesn’t belong to me, the State of Texas, or even Slaton FFA, but to God who has given me this talent and opportunity,” he said. “I have been blessed to be able to compete at the level I have, being the highest placing male in the country and sixth in the nation for Employment Skills is a dream come true!”
For more information, including updates of Harlan’s current year as FFA State Vice President, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.