Jason Thornton is from Grantham, North Carolina and is a 2003 graduate of Southern Wayne High School.
is the son of Dianne and Kenneth Thornton and has a younger sister, Whitli, who will be a freshman at Southern Wayne High School
While in FFA at Southern Wayne
was largely involved in his
school and community.He
participated in numerous CDE,s, such as Livestock Judging, Horse Judging, Poultry Judging, Parliamentary Procedure, Floriculture, Nursery Landscape, Forestry, Agronomy, Farm Business Management, and Land Judging.In 2002, his
team won the State FFA Livestock Judging CDE and will be competing at the National Convention
was also the high scoring individual in the state Livestock Evaluation CDE.He
has received his
Greenhand, Chapter, and State FFA Degrees and will be applying for his
American Degree.Jason served as Chaplain, Treasurer, and President of the Southern Wayne FFA Chapter.Jason
SAE when he
was in the ninth grade which was in the area of Poultry Production Entrepreneurship.He
raised a flock of 100 red sex-linked laying hens and sold eggs to people in his
community.The following year, he
increased the size of his
flock to 150 hens and his
junior year to 200.Jason
had a regular market to which he
eggs which included two local restaurants, a convenience store, and individual customers. Jason is a member of Selah Christian Church in Four Oaks, North Carolina where he is actively involved.
serves as a Junior Deacon, Bible School
Teacher, Sunday School Teacher, and bookkeeper.Jason
has also been very active in 4-H in Wayne County and on the State and National level.He has served as President of the Christian Youth 4-H Club, President of the Wayne County 4-H Council, the Southeast District 4-H Council Secretary/Treasurer, a North Carolina 4-H Ambassador, and is a member of the North Carolina 4-H Honor Club.Jason is dedicated to the National FFA Organization and is ready to serve all members of the North Carolina FFA Association during his term as North Carolina FFA Vice President at the Vice President,s Station.
While North Carolina FFA
celebrates its 75th year, Jason
encourages all FFA members to do everything possible to make this great organization even better.