Secondary Exemplary Program Runner-Up Award
Agricultural Science and Technology Program
Troy High School
AST Instructor: Steve Braun
Chemistry Instructor: Bill McFall
Principal: Brad Malm
Superintendent: Dr. Bruce Bradberry
This agricultural science program provides the standard state curriculum including Supervised Agricultural Experiences and the FFA student leadership components. What sets this program apart from other AST programs in the state is that instructors and students are making Biodiesel as a cross-curricular class project.
Over the past three years, the agricultural sciences instructor and the chemistry instructor have worked closely together to teach students about the production of Biodiesel. A short-term goal is to have students provide enough Biodiesel to fuel one of the school district’s bus routes entirely from used vegetable oil.