Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Program of the Month: Pequea Valley High School #studentsuccess

In Pennsylvania we have over 150 FFA chapters that represent the Blue and Gold at its finest. There is one chapter that has stood above the rest this month to become our October Program of the Month. This month Pequea Valley High School, is that program.

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Student's in the Lab at Pequea Valley High School
Pequea Valley High School was chartered in 1956. Since then it has been under the supervision of Mr. Doug Masser and Mrs. Jasmine VanSant. Pequea Valley has a large array of classes and opportunities for students that are in the FFA program. They currently have 30 students working on SAE’s which is higher than previous years and have even started a program for agriculture internships with local businesses  where students will have paid positions for course credit as a senior capstone course starting in the Spring of 2016!

Pequea Valley High School’s Agriscience Program offers a wide array of classes for their students to take including:

Introduction to Agricultural Sciences

Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics

Biological Students in Agriculture Science (Mandatory Ag Class for all 10th grade students)

Horticulture

Natural Resources

Animal Science

Veterinary Science

Food Science

Foods Unwrapped

Agricultural Biotechnology

Power Technology

Welding

Precision Agriculture

Agricultural Topics (Independent Study in Agricultural Education) 
 

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Students at Churchill Downs during FFA National Convention
Some of their latest chapter accomplishments are highlighted below:
1st Place Small  Gas Engines Team (FFA Activities Week 2014)
4th Place Agricultural Mechanics Team (FFA Activities Week 2015)


Pequea Valley High School has done a great job in the past and we can’t what is yet to come for this chapter. Under the supervision of two Penn State Alumni, we know that they are in good hands! Congrats again for being Program of the Month Pequea Valley High School!

If you would like to contact them for information about the program you can reach them at these social media outlets:

Program Twitter: @PVAgEd


To learn more about starting on the path to having a career that makes a 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 at TeachAgPSU, on Facebook, or on our blog


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