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Todd Eick Named Top Agricultural Educator

Todd Eick Named Top Agricultural Educator

 

Congratulations to FFA advisor and Agricultural teacher Todd Eick who was recently named one of the top agricultural educators in New York State.  Mr. Eick was surprised in his classroom by High School Principal Michael Cavanagh with a laptop Zoom meeting where members of the New York FFA Association presented him with the “Golden Owl” award.  The award is in its inaugural year and is given to top agricultural educators in the state.  Community members, students and the district nominate the honoree.

 

Student Zach Fike wrote one of the nomination entries.  “He is an awesome teacher.  He is always there for us, even if we text him at midnight.  He puts so much time into supporting us and taking care of the animals since we are not allowed to have them at the school this year.  He has them all at his home.”  FFA member Evie Schultz adds, “He didn’t want us missing out on our 85th annual banquet, so he set it up so we can do it virtually.  He does so much for all of us on daily basis.  He is an amazing teacher and a real inspiration to all of us.”  FFA Treasurer Bailey Johnson says she is so excited for him.  “He really deserves this.  It has been very hard not telling him he was receiving this.  It was great to be here today to see it.”  Mr. Cavanagh added, “Everything he does for the students is above and beyond.  He has an amazing relationship with them and we are very proud of him.” 

 

Mr. Eick has lead the Medina FFA program for eleven years.  He also teaches animal sciences, plant and food science, agriculture engineering and production, youth leadership and other courses.  “I am very honored and humbled by this award.  We have some great agricultural teachers in the area and for me to be chosen means a lot to me.  You always wonder as a teacher if you are making an impact and this was really a great surprise.” 

Todd Eick Named Top Ag Teacher

Todd Eick Named Top Ag Teacher

Todd Eick Named Top Ag Teacher

Todd Eick Name Top Ag Teacher