Congratulations to Gustavo Junco, Advanced Placement and Honors Chemistry teacher at West Broward High School in Pembroke Pines, who has been named winner of the State of Florida 2014 Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award.
The Florida Agriculture in the Classroom Grants Committee selected Junco the high school winner and overall state winner of its 2014 Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award for utilizing innovative, hands-on relatable lessons that intrigue students while teaching core curriculum concepts in science and math, agriculture and nutrition.
As the state winner, Junco will receive $500 and an all expenses paid trip to the 2014 National Agriculture in the Classroom’s (AITC) Conference “The Sweet Story of Agriculture,” June 23-27, 2014, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He is also now in the competition to be named the national award winner.
The AITC conference provides educators a wealth of resources for integrating agriculture, nutrition and natural resource education into the K-12 curriculum, and showcases the best ideas and latest resources from across the country.
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