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27 high school students attend 2014 ASSET Conference at WKU

WKU’s Department of Agriculture hosted 27 students at the ASSET (Agriculture Students Striving for Effective Tomorrows) Conference June 15-19.

Participants in the 2014 ASSET Conference learned problem-solving skills at the WKU Challenge Course.

Participants in the 2014 ASSET Conference learned problem-solving skills at the WKU Challenge Course.

The five-day conference is designed for students who have completed their junior year of high school and are interested in attending college and studying agriculture. The conference focused on activities that consist of leadership, communication and social development; making the most of a college experience; and created awareness of the opportunities within the agriculture industry.

Activities included visiting Whiskers Catfish Farm, the WKU Art Department, learning problem-solving skills at the WKU Challenge Course, and completing a community service project at Weldon Peete Park.

ASSET counselors included Molley Scott of Munfordville, head counselor; Ashley Cottrell of Magnolia; Dylan Gipson of Sonora; Mikayla Grider of Tompkinsville; Keith Reesor of Cecilia; Jared Scott of Sparta; Alexis Skaggs of Rineyville; Bryan Smith of Springfield; and Eden Tharpe of Elizabethtown.

ASSET participants included Marie Bezold of Moscow, Ohio; Brittany Brangers of Cecilia; Taylor Brooks of Glendale; Tori Carter of Salvisa; Suzanna Cooke of Owenton; Turner Cottrell of Magnolia; Wesley Estes of Auburn; Felicia Hornback of Hodgenville; Bradley James of Sturgis; Erin Masterson of Sonora; Jo Lynne May of Franklin; Julia McClain of Georgetown; Tiffany Ngo of Louisville; Anthony Osbourne of Springfield; Craig Powell of Big Clifty; Julie Redding of West Lafayette, Ind.; Tatiana Rogers of Rineyville; Clayton Ryan of Rineyville; Sydney Sabash of Clarksville, Tenn.; Hannah Sharp of Big Clifty; Nicholas Stuart of Lewisburg; Blake Thomas of Loretto; Kodi Thompson of Tompkinsville; Jonathan Vinson of Rockfield; Amber Walters of Bonnieville; Casey Whitlock of Campbellsville; and Taylor Worthington of Harrodsburg.

Contact: Agriculture Department, (270) 745-3151.

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