Ag takes it to the next level

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Ag students visited the elementary school to teach the younger kids.

Ethan McGee, Staff Writer

Last Thursday and Friday students of B-A’s agriculture program in the high school went to Myers Elementary to inform first grade and kindergarten students about plants and flowers.

Mr. Matt Webreck’s class taught the youngsters the basics on what plants need to survive, how they help humans, and the several different parts of a plant.

Young kids would rather listen to older students who they look up to, instead of a teacher.”

— Mr. Webreck

Students also planted zucchini seeds to take home as gifts for Mother’s Day and to use in their classroom museum.

“Part of the job as an agriculture student and teacher is to inform younger people how things are made before they are put in stores,” said Mr. Webreck

The agriculture department was on a mission to engage interaction between older and younger students.  Acts such as these are what makes younger kids look up to older ones as role models, which is important for delivering a message, Mr. Webreck said.

“Young kids would rather listen to older students who they look up to, instead of a teacher,” said Webreck.

The Ag students who participated in the activity were Abie Boutiller, Nick Watters, Noah Schratzmeier, Matt Lardieri, Kermit Foor, and Tom Whiteford.