The National FFA Organization selected 16 students from throughout the United States as finalists for its 2020 top achievement awards.
The categories are American Star Farmer, American Star in Agribusiness, American Star in Agricultural Placement and American Star in Agriscience.
Selected as a finalist in our region for the American Star Farmer award was Nole Gerfen, of Marion.
A panel of judges will interview the finalists and select one winner from each award category for the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo, which will be held virtually this fall.
The four winners will be announced during the convention.
Visit: https://www.ffa.org/participate/awards/american-star-awards/ for more information about the American Star Awards.