By Melissa McCaghren
Wyatt Harlan, 2019 Slaton High School Salutatorian and member of Slaton FFA, was honored as a National FFA Star in Agribusiness finalist during the National FFA Convention Friday (Oct. 29).
He also received his American FFA degree.
Although Harlan did not win the top honors, he was humbled about the experience and being named a national finalist.
“As a Texas FFA State Officer, I understood the gravity of the position and having Slaton FFA alumni Conner Watts walk in these shoes previously, I was aware of the countless hours of hard work it took to achieve this,” he said. “Being a member of Slaton FFA for the past seven years, I have seen how the FFA has given me countless opportunities for personal growth, professional development and career exploration through numerous experiences just like these.
It’s also a bittersweet experience as well for Harlan, who is at Texas A&M University.
“It is humbling for me to know that the last time I zip up my blue corduroy jacket was for this award that had accounted for all of my previous experiences in agricultural education,” he added.
For more information, please read the Thursday edition of the Slatonite.