To mark National Teach Ag Day, officers of Agriculture PTECH’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter surprised their teacher and FFA adviser Julia Hudyncia with two blueberry bushes to thank her for all she does for them.
In presenting the gift, Madison Blood, the chapter treasurer, called Hudyncia a mentor and thanked her for her patience, support and guidance. “Ms. Hudyncia exhibits, diligence, ambition and compassion on a daily basis. Along with these traits, she also inhabits an incredible sense of humor. Whether it’s an FFA competition or just another day in class, she’s constantly putting a smile on her student’s faces,” Blood said.
Blood was joined by Principal John Howard and her fellow FFA officers, Jeb Brundage, Madison Kilmartin, Noah Kojcan, Ethan Harding, Kristen Quist and Christiana Cowan, all of whom are Ag PTECH sophomores.
Every September, the National Teach Ag Campaign celebrates the profound impact agriculture teachers across the nation make in their schools and communities on National Teach Ag Day. Nationwide, more than 12,000 agriculture teachers serve more than 8,000 programs.
National Teach Ag Day also serves as a venue to address the current, nationwide agriculture teacher demand by encouraging others to pursue a career in agricultural education.
As part of the day, Hudyncia planned to turn the tables on her Ag PTECH students and have them do some teaching activities.