Columbia high school students will compete at national FFA convention

Monday, October 18, 2010 | 12:27 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Along with high school seniors across the country, Courtney Johnson, 17, is applying to college. But Johnson has something more personal than U.S. News and World Report ratings behind her selections: She wants to major in forest management at North Carolina State University, and she knows this because of her involvement in the "Future Farmers of America" (FFA).