On Tuesday, May 7th Maria Ramirez was elected as Section 24 Sentinel at the Section 24 banquet at DuQuoin High School. The banquet was attended by five members from Marion, which included Jennifer Blankenship, Richelle Nelson, Misty Hopper, James Swatscheno, and Maria Ramirez. The Marion FFA Chapter was recognized as a Gold Emblem Chapter for Section 24 FFA. The top ten FFA members in Section 24 were recognized as well which included Delani Graves-Napier who placed 6th and Jennifer Blankenship who placed 7th. Maria will serve as Section 24 Sentinel for the 2013-2014 school year. She will help the section officers lead the FFA through various activities and contests.