|CHS ag ed program receives high honors|
|Written by Leanne Christensen, RSD|
|Tuesday, 11 October 2011 14:31|
This summer, the Cedarcrest High School agriculture education program received the honorable mention award for Outstanding Agriculture Education Program in Washington state.
Each year, Washington state nominates one program in each of the eight districts in the agriculture education program.
Cedarcrest was nominated by the Stanwood High School agriculture education program.
Of the eight high school programs chosen from each district, Cedarcrest placed 2nd in the state receiving the honorable mention award. Lind High School from Eastern Washington was the state winner.
This award is administered through NAAE (National Association of Agriculture Educators) Western Region National Agriculture Education Committee.
The Western Region consists of the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii, and California and has one representative from each of these states, and is based upon professional development, community involvement, student achievement, student leadership organization (FFA) participation in and out of the classroom, curriculum and program offerings, partnerships with community members, marketing and work-based learning supervised agricultural experience (SAE) opportunities.
This honor would not have been possible without the hard work, dedication, and knowledge of the two Cedarcrest agriculture education teachers and FFA advisors, Les Collins and Sarah Thomas.