James Buchanan teams do well at Pa. FFA convention
The James Buchanan FFA agriculture sales team included, front row, Candice Plessinger and Sarah Gress. Back row, Kolbey Stewart, Matthew Brake and Dakota Miller. (Submitted photo / June 25, 2013)
Two teams placed first and two teams placed second.
Also, members received nine individual gold medals, eight individual silver medals and three individual bronze medals.
Qualifying to compete at the 2013 National Convention in Louisville, Ky., was the first-place dairy cattle evaluation team of Grant Heckman, Nathan Heckman, Hannah Horst and Ethan Meyers.
Hannah was the fourth place overall individual out of 106.
The agriculture sales team of Matthew Brake, Sarah Gress, Dakota Miller, Candice Plessinger and Kolbey Stewart also won first place and qualified to compete at the national convention.
As individuals, Matthew was first, Sarah second and Dakota third.
Placing second and qualifying to compete at the Eastern States Exposition in Springfield, Mass., was the farm business management team of Mikayla Barnhart, Paige Plessinger, Michaela Suder and Taylor Suders.
Also, Paige placed first as an individual while Mikayla placed third.
The marketing plan team of Nathan Hunsecker, Stuart Ocker and Nathaniel Sanders also placed second and will compete at the Eastern States Exposition.
In the agri-science fair, Paige Plessinger placed first in the engineering division and Jessica Cain placed second in social systems.