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North Forsyth senior makes school history with work to save endangered tree species
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North Forsyth High School senior Mason Sheffield won first place in the Georgia FFA Agricultural Proficiency Awards on Friday, April 26, 2018, for his project on the eastern hemlock tree. (Photo courtesy Jordan Wallace)
Mason Sheffield stood on stage at the Macon Centreplex on April 26 in front of about 5,000 members of the Georgia chapter of the Future Farmers of America organization, and it was finally then, when he was about to find out if he would place first, second or third in the state Agricultural Proficiency Awards, that the North Forsyth High School senior finally felt nervous.