James River High School FFA earns top ratings at national convention

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BUCHANAN, Va. (WDBJ7) Students in the James River High School FFA are celebrating their dream year!

They recently competed at the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The James River High School FFA Chapter was named one of the top 10 FFA programs in the nation as they were honored as a Model of Excellence Finalist.

The Livestock Evaluation Team received at silver team rating - placing 26th in the nation.

The Environmental and Natural Resources Team received a Gold Team rating - placing ninth in the nation.

The Poultry Evaluation Team also received a Gold Team rating - placing ninth in the nation. Since this team placed as one of the top 11 teams in the nation, they have an opportunity to attend the International Poultry Expo next year in Atlanta.