Appomattox FFA Chapter of Appomattox County High School

Shown are members of the Appomattox FFA Chapter of Appomattox County High School.

The National FFA Organization recently selected — from a pool of more than 531 candidates — the Appomattox Sr. FFA Chapter of Appomattox County High School as a 3-star winner in the National FFA Chapter Award Program.

The three-star rating is the highest level of accomplishment a chapter may achieve. The chapter at Appomattox County High School is among the top 4 percent of chapters in the nation.

The chapter members have been invited to attend the 92nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2019, where they will be recognized for this honor. Chapter members are currently seeking financial sponsors for the trip.

The award program is sponsored by John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. The National FFA Chapter Award program recognizes FFA chapters for developing and conducting a detailed Program of Activities (POA).

Each activity provides opportunities for members to excel in one of three areas: Growing Leaders, Building Communities and Strengthening Agriculture. Every year, chapters are recognized as having earned a one, two, or three-star rating on their application.

The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of American, is a national youth organization of 669,899 student members — all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture — as part of 8,630 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education.

The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit www.ffa.org for more information.

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