- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A summer school program in northeastern North Dakota designed for students whose families travel during the school year for agricultural work has the nation’s top student for the second year in a row.

State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler says student Jose Paz Pruneda Jr. was recently named the 2016 National PASS Student of the Year. PASS stands for Portable Assisted Study Sequence, which is the nationwide summer program that assists students whose families are agricultural workers.

The 17-year-old Pruneda, a native of Mexico, will graduate from high school in May. He attends Warren-Alvarado-Oslo High School in Warren, Minnesota, during the spring and fall months, and during the rest of the school year, he lives and attends school in northern Mexico.

The migrant education summer program is offered in Grafton and Manvel schools during June and July.

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