Educator honored for training other ag teachers
For an eighth year, Marion High ag teacher Mark Meyer will be among 80 ag educators nationwide helping train other ag teachers how to present a new science-based curriculum.
Meyer attended a three-day program last month in Nashville preparing lead teachers to present the curriculum about ag power and technology.
He was recognized during the program for his years of service to the Curriculum on Agriculture Science Education as a lead teacher.
Later this year, he will prepare up to 20 teachers at a course being offered on the campus of Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas.
Since 2009, more than 3,000 teachers have received more than 5,800 certifications to deliver CASE courses.
Students from Marion High placed fifth March 30 in a district FFA mechanical and technical systems competition at McPherson High School.
Students were required to complete tests and practicums involving controlling animal waste, energy systems, and feedlot design. Activities included interpreting wiring diagrams, troubleshooting a round baler, completing welding and precision measuring exercises, reading a multimeter, and constructing a metal project and calculating a bill of materials.
Individually, Johnny Zieammermann placed first overall, and Luke Watkins placed 12th. Karlee Fetrow, Blake Kaiser, and Jackson Bitonti also competed for Marion.