Saturday, November 3, 2012

Walker, 2013 Student Teacher, selected as National Champion in Essay Contest

Indianapolis - Josh Walker, a 2013 student teacher at Mohawk HS, was recently selected as the National Champion in the National Alpha Tau Alpha Essay Contest with entry entitled, "Agricultural Development: Selfish gain or altruistic service?"

The National Collegiate Agricultural Education Essay contest is hosted on an annual basis by the National Alpha Tau Alpha: the honorary fraternity of agricultural education. Any student in the nation who is a member of an ATA Chapter, a Collegiate FFA Chapter or any agricultural education organization is eligible to participate.  The 2012 topic was: The American role in providing agricultural extension support in developing countries. For winning, Josh will received a plaque and a check for $100.00. His essay will be submitted for publication  in The Agricultural Education Magazine.

Josh said, "I am very thankful for the courses in my agricultural teacher preparation program at Penn State. Specifically, INTAG 100 was extremely helpful in developing my knowledge to be able to address this essay topic." To read Josh's 750 word essay, please click here:

Josh Walker

The Penn State Teach Ag! Program is very proud of Josh. We wish him the best of luck this spring as he completes his student teacher internship at Mohawk HS with Penn State Alumnus and current Mohawk Agriscience Teacher Cliff Wallace.

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