National honor comes for Wamogo ag program
Joe Joray, a sophomore in the nationally-recognized agriculture science and technology program at Wamogo Regional High School. walks Daizy in the field at the school. BZ photo
Wamogo Regional High School’s agriculture science and technology program has received national recognition.
The program in August was one of six high school agriculture science and technology programs in the country to receive a National Association of Agricultural Educators award for 2018.
The award is based on a program’s mission and goals, student experiential learning programs, student participation in leadership programs such as FFA, school and community partnerships, marketing and the professional growth of its teachers.
Wamogo will be recognized at the National Association of Agricultural Educators convention in San Antonio, Texas, in November.
Enrollment in the agriculture science and technology program this year is 240, an increase of 30 students over last year. In addition to students from Warren, Morris and Goshen, the program attracts students from Litchfield, Torrington, Harwinton, Burlington, Thomaston and Plymouth/Terryville.
“The program has long been a source of pride for Wamogo, but this prestigious recognition now demonstrates excellence on a national level,” Wamogo Principal Sabin Loveland said. “We are fortunate to have such a dedicated school community and I’m looking forward to the continued growth and success of the program.”
Region 6 Board of Education Chairman Heather Connor of Morris praised the work of the program’s students and staff and the support shown for the program by parents and the towns of Warren, Morris and Goshen.