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Marty Jones of Owasso Advances in Quest to be National Officer- Our Wednesday Morning Update

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 04:15:07 CDT

Marty Jones of Owasso Advances in Quest to be National Officer- Our Wednesday Morning Update Good news for Oklahoma FFA- Marty Jones of Owasso has survived the first and only preliminary cut on the road to becoming a National Officer of the 500,000 plus member organization. Jones is a student at Oklahoma State University- and was one of 41 national officer candidates that arrived in Indianapolis this past Saturday. After several rounds with the National Nominating Committee, his name was read off as one of 20 candidates that remains in the hunt for one of six National Officer slots for 2012-2013.

Breaking down his chances a little more- there are now five candidates left in the Western Region that Oklahoma is a part of- and you could have two national officers emerge from that group of five. Marty has more work to do- and will be in front of the Nominating Committee again later today- and their decision of who the six national officers will be won't be known until the closing minutes of the 2012 Convention on Saturday afternoon.

On Tuesday- we took several pictures of work that has gone on to get ready for the onslaught of FFA members pouring into downtown Indianapolis- including a look at behind the scenes of the National Convention general session venue- and a few shots of the current National Officer team practicing what they will be doing on stage.

Click here for our FLICKR page of pictures capturing some of the Tuesday "getting ready" sights here in Indy.

We have also prepared a morning overview of what is going on here in Indy- you can listen to that by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.

Our exclusive coverage from the 2012 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis is a service of the Oklahoma FFA Association and the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association. Click here for more information about this youth organization. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.



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