Grown Here at Home: James River High School FFA makes history at National Convention

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INDIANAPOLIS (WDBJ7) -- The James River High School FFA made chapter history at the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis.

James River graduate Mason Sowers was named champion of the Agricultural Sales Placement Proficiency Award Area. Sowers received a $1,000 scholarship from the National FFA Foundation.

Sowers is also James River FFA's first national champion in program history.

And the history making didn't stop there. Bailey Marshall placed sixth in the nation in the Employment Skills Leadership Development Event.
She received a $550 scholarship.

For the second year in a row, the chapter was recognized as a national 3-Star Chapter, the highest rating an FFA program can receive from the National FFA Organization.

Plus, three FFA members received their American FFA Degrees, which is the highest degree an FFA member can receive.