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Laetitia Ray of Pahranagat Valley is the 2017-18 FFA State president.

Laetitia Ray of Pahranagat Valley became the 2017-18 FFA State president. Ray was selected along with five other individuals by the State Nominating Committee. She recently expressed her feelings about running.

“I thought I needed to grow by becoming a state officer. I struggled with the decision, but I knew it would be an opportunity that would shape my character. I realize it will be a hard year, and it seems scary, but I am ready for the opportunity to grow and jump out of my comfort zone.”

As a state FFA officer, Ray will be expected to travel thousands of miles during the next 12 months, representing the State FFA Association. Officers spend many hours preparing workshops, attending meetings and corresponding with members and advisors. They receive training from the State and National FFA that helps them develop leadership and presentation skills.

Also at the convention, Lincoln County FFA placed seventh as a team in Agricultural Mechanics. Pahranagat Valley FFA placed fifth and seventh as a team in Best Informed Greenhands. Lincoln County FFA placed fifth as a team in Farm and Agribusiness Management.

Margaret Rasmussen of Pahranagat Valley placed first in Floriculture. Ray of placed fourth and Kate Hatch of Pahranagat Valley placed sixth as well in Floriculture. Overall, the Pahranagat Valley placed second as a team in Floriculture. Lincoln County FFA as a team placed ninth in Meat 2 and Pahranagat Valley placed tenth as a team right behind them. Pahranagat Valley placed seventh as a team in Milk Quality and Products.

All of the students did an awesome job representing their schools at the State Convention this year. Congratulations to all of the students and the hard work they put into their different areas.