Seven FFA members from the Appomattox County High School FFA chapter recently were crowned State FFA proficiency award winners and will represent Virginia in the national competition.

Jacob Johnson, Kelly Price, Caylan Moore, Damion Clark, Jamont’a Hubbard, Noelle Lutes and Jared Morgan placed first in their areas of work. Each student received a plaque, a FFA medal and a cash price in recognition of their accomplishments.

Johnson and Price were identified as national finalists, a first in school history.

National finalists were named in early August and will compete for top honors during the 92nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while they gain hands-on career experience. There are over 50 different FFA proficiency award categories offered at the local, state and national levels.

Learn more about each winner in the current issue of the Times Virginian newspaper. Pick up a copy or subscribe at www.timesvirginian.com/subscriber_services to view the full article in the e-edition version.