Courtesy photo Nicole Gutierrez of Pahranagat Valley was among the winners of Tractor Supply’s annual “Great Neighbor” essay contest.

Courtesy photo | Nicole Gutierrez of Pahranagat Valley was among the winners of Tractor Supply’s annual “Great Neighbor” essay contest.

Tractor Supply is recognizing local student Nicole Gutierrez of Pahranagat Valley for her community contributions through its second annual “Great Neighbor” essay contest at the PBR World Finals on Saturday, Nov. 10.

The contest encourages youth across the country to submit a short essay detailing how a memorable 4-H or FFA experience has influenced their development as a great neighbor in their community. Tractor Supply received hundreds of entries, and Gutierrez was selected as a winner. She will be recognized during a special ceremony at 2 p.m. at the Tractor Supply booth inside the PBR World Finals.

Now in its fourth year, the company’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour is embarking on an 11,000-mile cross-country journey to state and county fairs, making 24 stops in 14 states over six months.

Other students being acknowledged are Bronc Barlow of Logandale, Dylan Brown of Las Vegas, Mackenzie Kephart of Overton, and Shayla Wolfley of Moapa.

“Fairs have a longstanding tradition of bringing people of all ages together to celebrate the local community and the key role that agriculture plays within it,” said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply Company. “The ‘Follow Us to the Fair’ Tour seeks to preserve this tradition while adding family fun to the experience. The ‘Great Neighbor’ Essay Contest also lets us recognize the incredible work 4-H and FFA youth are doing in their communities.”