JHS agriscience dept. adds new courses
By Alan Thompson
The Jemison High School Agriscience Department has several new and exciting programs and activities this year.
The department added a floriculture and aquaculture class to this year’s course offerings. Agriscience teacher Julie Bentley said teaching new courses is a way to learn more about career opportunities in agriscience for her students and herself.
The floriculture class has already made game day ribbons, to increase school spirit, and fall wreaths. They will arrange all the flowers for Homecoming, Senior Night, Miss FCCLA and Miss JHS. The class will also visit local florists to learn the tools of the trade and see how a business is run.
Another fun activity planned for the class is to conduct a mock consultation for a real bride, and each student will create a live flower bridal bouquet. The bouquets will be judged by the bride, and the winner will receive a special prize.
Members of the FFA have the opportunity to attend a Joint Leadership Conference in September and the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga., in October.
“My students love the Ag Expo in Georgia!,” Bentley said. “They have an opportunity to see a wide variety farm equipment and livestock.”
The FFA will hold its annual fall barbecue for members and advisory committee on Sept. 18, before Homecoming. The FFA will also hold its second annual Ag Roundup in the spring.
– Alan Thompson is principal of Jemison High School.