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Burnet valedictorian elected president of Texas FFA and its 109,000 members

Burnet Jason Edmondson Texas FFA

Jason Edmondson took over the gavel from outgoing state FFA president Gracie Hedrick at the 87th annual Texas FFA State Convention on July 13-17 in Corpus Christi. Courtesy photo

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BURNET —  Burnet High School class of 2015 valedictorian Jason Edmondson was recently elected to a top leadership position for the Texas FFA Association, officials say.

Edmondson took over the gavel from outgoing state FFA president Gracie Hedrick at the 87th annual Texas FFA State Convention on July 13-17 in Corpus Christi.

His term is for the 2015-16 school year.

“Edmondson is one of 10 officers who will represent the state association while participating in leadership conferences, encouraging business and industry personnel to be partners with the FFA and speaking at schools and meetings throughout the year,” according to a statement from the association.

He is scheduled to travel 60,000 miles to more than 400 schools across the state with first vice president Brice Boyd of Hamilton.

The duo represents more than 109,000 FFA members statewide in more than 1,000 agricultural science programs.

Edmondson was recently awarded a $20,000 scholarship through the Texas FFA Foundation for his “dedication and commitment” and “scholastic accomplishment” with the program.

Prior to his recent election, he served as first vice president representing Area 7.

For more information about the Texas FFA, go to www.texasffa.org.

editor@thepicayune.com