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|Agriculture Club Travels to Adirondacks|
|Wednesday, 02 May 2012 07:44|
If you’ve ever been down to the high school green house you’ll find a quaint building that’s warm and inviting with plenty of room for plants. When the Agriculture Club from the high school visited Paul Smith’s College on March 8th and 9th, they were surprised to find that their home town green house was far better than one at a renowned college. During the trip they got to tour the campus and get a brief glimpse at what Paul Smith’s is all about.
“It was pretty fun,” said Senior Owen Hartman. “[The] tour of the campus was pretty in depth [and] the 14,000 acres they had were cool.” There were only two main things Hartman said he didn’t like about the campus. “They had very few majors and (a small) greenhouse.” The school is mainly a forestry and culinary school but they also offer sciences, liberal arts, business, hospitality and management majors.
As a member of the Agriculture Club, I also enjoyed this trip. The tour they gave us was informative and the campus was set in a beautiful location. Before the tour we ate in the dining hall along with the other students. The food was prepared on location by the culinary students at the college. All of the members of the group enjoyed the meal and found it really well prepared. I have heard that other colleges have poorly prepared meals, but at Paul Smith’s College the food was terrific. The dining hall was an all-you-can-eat buffet with food ranging from pizza to salad, to corned beef sandwiches with onion rings made on location. I shared Hartman’s viewpoints on the number of majors and their small greenhouse.
“I enjoyed the trip…I like traveling with students and this group is a lot of fun to travel with,” said chaperone Laurel Tobiason. “The school was absolutely beautiful [and] if I could go there I would.” Like Hartman, Tobiason wasn’t impressed by the greenhouse. “I thought the greenhouse lacked modern elements. It was outdated. The rest of the school was modern and up to date, that program was behind. The library was amazing.”
For more information on the Agriculture club contact teacher Mr. Hiers.
|Last Updated on Friday, 04 May 2012 08:07|