Chisholm High School senior Bree Kisling recently was awarded a $1,000 college scholarship through the Oklahoma Youth Leading Agriculture Ag in the Classroom Scholarship Challenge by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the organization’s annual meeting in Norman.
She earned the scholarship for her work to teach local students in her community about Oklahoma agriculture. During a visit to Chisholm Elementary School, Kisling taught pre-kindergarteners a lesson based on the book, The Little Red Hen. The students learned about chickens, and about how wheat is planted, harvested, milled and used for baking.
“The project allowed me to teach the next generation about agriculture, even if it was just in a basic way,” Kisling said.
The lesson has prompted Kisling to explore other opportunities to engage elementary students in agriculture.
“I have already begun discussing future teaching opportunities with the pre-K teachers and creating other presentations about topics such as fruit, sheep, baby animals and honey bees,” she said.
The scholarship is open to students who participated in OKFB’s Oklahoma Youth Leading Agriculture, where they learned how to share agriculture with students in their area.
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