Logansport Transition Night prepares students for high school.

There’s still another semester before they start ninth grade, but Logansport eighth graders got a better idea of ​​what awaits them in high school Wednesday evening. Logansport Junior High School eighth graders and their families gathered in McHale Auditorium Wednesday at 6 p.m. for Logansport Community School Corporation High School’s eighth grade transition night. They … Read more

FHS teachers, students build working farms on school grounds.

Agriculture students and teachers at Fauquier High School are creating a working farm with barns, fences, goats or sheep, an expanded community garden and even an orchard and berry patch. Two pigs and up to 200 chickens are already in place. About two acres of fencing is underway between the school’s tennis courts and Thorpe … Read more

The Langston University student follows her mother in the honors program.

When Abigail Shannon joined the CareerTech program, she followed in the footsteps of her brother and two sisters. All have benefited from vocational training programs at their local technology centers. Shannon was connected to CareerTech at Perkin-Tryon Schools when she was in the eighth grade so she wouldn’t be ostracized by her siblings. That’s when … Read more

GNTC Foundation awards spring scholarships.

The Georgia Northwest Technical College (GNTC) Foundation awarded $24,100 to 35 students for the spring semester of 2023. Each scholarship includes an award of between $350 and $1,000 to pay for the spring semester at GNTC. “We commend these outstanding students for their academic excellence,” said GNTC President Heidi Popham. “We are grateful to the … Read more

Names and celebrities

Bemidji State University Local residents earned degrees from Bemidji State University in the 2021-2022 academic year. Local graduates: good thunder – Chelsea Mead-Borrell, Certificate in Ojibwe Language Education. Mankato – Melanie Klimpel, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies; Amy Lutmers, Bachelor of Science in Individual Studies; Jonathon Pribil, Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Engineering; … Read more

A Stafford farmer introduces ‘farm life’ to regional students

Jeff Adams likes to use the farm as an outdoor classroom and has plenty of room for more students. “I’m trying to fill a void that public schools don’t fill,” Adams said. Adams, 68, owns Walnut Hill Farm in the 400 block of Kellogg Mill Road in Elm Springs, Stafford County. He is a former … Read more

NPS, Utility Breakout in the Solar Garden at Irving Middle School

Years of hard work paid off for members of the Student Solar Club at Irving Middle School on Thursday afternoon. Representatives from Norman Public Schools and OG&E attended along with prominent community members to break ground on the school’s new solar garden, which will be built over the next two months. The groundbreaking marks the … Read more

Ron Pitblado was inducted into the Kent Agriculture Hall of Fame

More local agricultural pioneers have been inducted into the Kent Agricultural Hall of Fame. Ron Pitblado is one of four recent hires this year. “I know Ron will be honored,” said Diane Pitblado, Ron’s wife. “He took great pride in his work, which makes the recognition for his efforts even more meaningful.” In the year … Read more

Won the SPS Agriculture Teacher National Award

Stillwater Public Schools agriculture teacher Bailey Cleaver received the 2022 National Association of Agriculture Educators Outstanding Preservice Teacher Award in December. The News Press spoke to Cleary about her award shortly before Stillwater Public Schools went on vacation for Christmas. Clear was presented with an award during the 2022 NAAE Convention in Las Vegas. She … Read more

Svanda, Yard helps create UNL agricultural publication

LINCOLN – Sophia Svanda and Mikaela Yard have been stellar students throughout their time at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. They used their intelligence, ingenuity, and writing skills to create an important document for UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The two Cass County natives wrote “Nebraska’s Stress Relief: Solutions for Land, Soil, Water, People … Read more