Thursday, February 4, 2016

Program of the Month: Athens #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 Athens High School, is that program.

Congratulations on increasing your involvement!

Athens High School FFA was chartered in 1934.  Mr. David Steinfelt and Mr. Jacob Banik are the current teachers at Athens.  Mr. Steinfelt and Mr. Banik currently have 153 students in the program and the participation in state level FFA conferences has been growing!  Athens is home to two greenhouses, one of which is used for hydroponics and the other is used for the annual flower and vegetable plants.  The program also has a strong Agricultural Mechanics shop, where welding, electrical wiring, plumbing, small gas engines  and even some construction!   This year Athens is a cooperating center for teacher candidate Sarabeth Royer.   

The greenhouses are essential parts to the Ag Ed
program at Athens
Athens High School offers various classes for students to choose from including: 
Animal Science 

Vet Science


Agricultural Mechanics I

Agricultural Mechanics II


Introduction to Agriculture 

Recent Accomplishments for Athens High School FFA Chapter:

5 Keystone degree winners 22 FFA Jacket Winners at the 2016 PA Farm Show

Successful integration of AET into the program

Recently established Alumni Chapter

2014-2015 State FFA Officer: Mara Tate and 2013 State FFA Forestry Team Winners

New FFA Jackets Awarded at PA Farm Show demonstrate the pride
and tradition of our organization!

The growth and recent success at Athens high school shows they are in good hands, and on the road to even more success!  Congratulations on being selected as February's Program of the Month!  
Ms. Sarabeth Royer and her cooperating teacher Mr. David Steinfelt

Want to hear what is going on right now at Athens?  Tweet Ms. Sarabeth Royer, PSU Ag Ed Student Teacher.  @sb_royer.

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 Follow us on Twitter at TeachAgPSU, on Facebook, or on our blog.

Kayla Hack

Student Blogger

Twitter Handle: @hackkayla

2017 Agriculture Education Student Teacher

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