CCHS Agriculture students to receive certificate of merit

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By Charlotte Underwood

Students in Campbell County High School (CCHS) Agriculture classes have been taught the importance of agriculture and conservation and have reflected those teachings onto those around them.  

As a result, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker has recognized the CCHS Agriculture students and their efforts.

Corker’s representative David Leaberton will be at CCHS March 17 at 10.a.m., to award the agriculture students with a certificate of merit recognizing their efforts to educate others in agriculture and conservation.

 “We have in the past written letters to senators and congress about the importance of agriculture, conservation and managing natural resources and when Corker took office, he found some of our letters and contacted us,” said CCHS Agriculture Instructor and FFA Advisor Eric Reynolds.

The students try to not only educate their peers about the importance of these issues, but their parents as well, according to Reynolds,

“They even go down to the public library to talk and read to the younger kids as part of the FFA PLOW program,” said Reynolds, speaking of the FFA’s nationwide effort for Passing Literacy Onward (PLOW.)

The students have made posters depicting agricultural scenes, as well as reasons to conserve and preserve natural resources, according to Reynolds.

“I’m extremely pleased and very proud of the kids,” said Reynolds.

“You can present kids with opportunities, but if they aren’t motivated, then it will never leave the classroom.”

“Seeing the interest these kids show really reinforces why I teach and I am very glad to be a part of these students,” Reynolds said.