Angeles, Christy Ly, Lexie Burdelas, Jose Varela, Oke Iyeke, Steven Velez and
Not every high school student gets the chance to learn the skills and value of growing and harvesting crops. Horticulture just isn't in most high school curriculums. One of the lucky high schools that has a thriving ag program is Westminster High School.
|WHS FFA Pres. Oke Iyeke.|
In fact, Westminster High School's Future Farmers of America (FFA) program is celebrating its
40th anniversary this year! To mark the occasion, the FFA officers threw
its very first Sponsorship Dinner on August 23. The ag students gave
dinner guests guided tour of the farm which included the orchard, the animal
pens and the horticulture and shop areas.
Members are extremely dedicated to the ag
program--some ride the city bus more than 25 minutes each way, twice a day, to
tend animals, fields and plants.
Ag students/FFA members Susana Daz and
Ag officer Vanessa Angeles did all of the cooking for the
event and guests included School Board Member Kathleen Iverson and proud
community sponsors Mary Beth and Rick Travis. The Travises are avid
gardeners themselves and have supported the Westminster FFA program for a
number of years. Agromin is also a proud sponsor.
Labels: FAA, Future Farmers of America, Orange County, school agriculture program, Westminster High School