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BTC ag students win awards at state, national conferences
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Left to right: Instructor Dustin Williams, Abe Clark, Trinity Dyerson, Jason Hunt, Jadah Wegmuller, Jason Carpenter and Leslie Reinke.

MONROE — Students in Blackhawk’s Agriculture programs at the Monroe Campus competed in two conferences over the last two months, bringing home a number of awards.

The Wisconsin Professional Agricultural Students (PAS) Competitive Events Conference was held Feb. 12-13 in Wisconsin Dells, and the National Professional Agricultural Students Conference was held March 11-14 in Springfield, Ill. It was an opportunity for students to network and speak with agricultural-based companies. 

Blackhawk also has two students serving as state officers on the six-member team this year, with Trinity Dyreson serving as the National VP of Industry Relations and Leslie Reinke serving as the National Secretary.

The National PAS Organization has more than 6,000 members from 57 chapters located in 18 states. PAS is available to students in Post-Secondary Agriculture, Agribusiness, and Natural Resource Programs in 550 technical colleges in all 50 states.

The PAS mission is to provide opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career planning through participation in employment experience programs, course work and PAS activities.

Wisconsin PAS Conference award winners:

●  Abe Clark, 1st, Employment Interviewing

●  Leslie Reinke, 1st, Employment Interviewing

●  Jason Hunt, 1st, Employment Interviewing

●  Jason Carpenter, 2nd, Employment Interviewing

●  Jadah Wegmuller, 3rd, Employment Interviewing

●  Leslie Reinke, 4th, Impromptu Speaking

●  Jason Hunt, 4th, Ag Sales Demonstration

●  Jason Hunt, Jason Carpenter, Abe Clark, 2nd, College Quiz Bowl

National PAS Conference award winners:

●  Leslie Reinke, 1st, Employment Interviewing: Agronomic Services 

●  Jason Carpenter, 1st, Conservation and Natural Resources: Team

●  Abe Clark, 3rd, Employment Interviewing: Ag Equipment and Machinery

●  Jason Hunt, 3rd, Employment Interviewing: Agronomic Production

●  Jason Hunt, Abe Clark, Jadah Wegmuller, 12th, Agronomy: Team