Tuesday, January 22, 2013

AEE Junior selected a Harkins Family Emerging Leader!

Caleb Wright, 2014 Student Teacher Candidate
Congratulations to the spring 2013 Harkins Family Emerging Leader!!

Recently Caleb Wright, AEE Major and 2014 Student Teacher Candidate, was selected to receive the honor of being the spring 2013 Harkins Family Emerging Leader candidate!  

Undergraduate and graduate students chosen for this opportunity will work with College of Agricultural Sciences Deans in the form of a mentorship.  On top of this they receive a $1500 scholarship!  While participating in this program Caleb will choose an academic credit-based project to undertake.  When asked how he felt about receiving this honor Caleb said, 

“I'm extremely excited! It is always an honor to be the first recipient of such an awesome award.”  

Caleb Wright is a 2009 graduate of Juniata Valley High School where he was actively involved in about every program his school had to offer. He was highly involved in the music program, National Honor Society, and of course being a member of the Blue Juniata FFA Chapter!  He grew up on his family's farm in Alexandria, PA where they raise Registered Dorset Sheep, and now club calves. His high school career led him to serve as the 2009-2010 South Central Region Vice President of the Pennsylvania FFA Association. The summer after his year of service he came to Penn State.  Caleb is a College of Agricultural Sciences Ag Advocate  and also serves as one of the inaugural members of the Penn State Teach Ag! Avenger program where he advocates on the opportunities in agricultural and extension education to all stakeholders.

Congratulations on your new adventure as you continue to do great things!  Think you can do incredible things and find great opportunities?  Well we do!!  To learn more about starting on the path to having a career that makes positive impact on the lives of students across the globe by becoming an agricultural educator, please contact the agricultural teacher education program at teachag@psu.edu. Follow us on Twitter @TeachAgPSU, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PSUTeachAg.

By: Matthew Dodson, 
Student Blogger
2013 Teach Ag Avenger
2016 Student Teacher Candidate

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