Ann Hennessey, from Franklin High School, received the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom's 2013 Literacy for Life Award, sponsored by the Oreggia Family Foundation. She was also named CFAITC's Outstanding Educator for the 2013-14 school year, based on her work with schools and agriculture in Riverside and Sacramento counties.
In addition to the award, Franklin High School received $1,500 to renovate the old garden-greenhouse site on campus. Franklin students and staff have refurbished the area so that it can be used as an outdoor classroom for a variety of classes. California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom promotes agricultural literacy in our schools.
If you are interested in learning more about
Agricultural Literacy, find lesson plans, resources, and conference information for all grade levels on the foundation's website: www.cfaitc.org.