Five students from the Animal Health Academy located at Olathe North High School have been selected to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service AgDiscovery Program. The national program hosts 22 camps across the country and only accepts 16 students per camp.
Abby Basile will attend an animal science and health camp located at Fort Valley State University.
Brooklyn Reynoso and Brynnan Pounds will attend a combination camp, which incorporates animal, plant and agribusiness disciplines, located at Iowa State University.
Julia Pearce and Irina Honc will attend an animal science and health camp located at Kentucky State University.
“It is a very competitive process to be selected for one of these camps,” Animal Health Academy Facilitator James Estes said. “We are very proud of our students.”
These immersive two-week camps provide discovery of career paths in the agricultural field while learning from university professors, practicing veterinarians, industry representatives and government officials.