March 22, 2016
Board of Supervisors Recognizes Magna Vista FFA Team

On Tuesday, March, 2016, the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution formally recognizing the success of the Magna Vista High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) competition team on winning the national competition in horticulture.  Below is the full text of the resolution:



WHEREAS, the Henry County Board of Supervisors believes that the teachers, students, administrators and support staff in the Henry County school system are among the best in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States; and

WHEREAS, the Future Farmers of America (FFA) annually holds career development contests at the local, state, and national levels to allow FFA members to demonstrate the skills they have learned in their local chapters and high schools; and

WHEREAS, the 2015-16 Magna Vista High School FFA team experienced success at all levels of the FFA competition; and

WHEREAS, during the National FFA Convention and Competition held October 28 – 31, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky, the Magna Vista team dominated the competition by winning the Gold (1st place) medal in the Floriculture event, finishing 7th in the Nursery/Landscaping event, and receiving a Bronze Medal in the the Agriculture Issues event, competing against schools from around the country; and

WHEREAS, many of the students of the Magna Vista FFA team also won individual honors including Gold medals by Erin Perry, Bradley Hancock, Whitney Wood, Juan Gonzalez, Haley Warren, and Dianna Winn, and Silver medals by Mariah Devins and Charquise Smith-Stultz; and

WHEREAS, under the leadership of teachers Deborah Barker, Tiffany Anderson,  and Darryl Holland, the Magna Vista High School Horticulture and Agriculture program have earned its well-deserved reputation for excellence, and

WHEREAS, these magnificent students performed exceptional well at the national event and serve as role models for all students in Henry County:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, on this 22nd day of March 2016, that the Board of Supervisors congratulates the Magna Vista High School FFA team for its outstanding achievements and extends its best wishes for continued success in the future.


Jim Adams, Chairman

Henry County Board of Supervisors