Several Franklin County Career and Technology Center students were recognized at this year’s state FFA convention. Students with the school’s FFA chapter competed in career development events at the convention, which was held June 12-14 at Penn State University. The FFA (Future Farmers of America) focuses on agriculture and leadership, and includes students studying a wide variety of disciplines.

A group with the landscaping horticulture program earned the title of state champions after winning first place in the nursery landscaping contest. These teens have now qualified to represent the state FFA and compete at the national convention Oct. 24-27

Another group of teens with the veterinarian assisting program also took home second place at a competition during the convention. They will show off their skills at the next level by representing the state at the Eastern Regional Competition Sept. 14-15 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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