Bluefield High School has been named this year’s winner of the Excellence in Education Award by Education 20/20 Inc.
The award recognized the high degree of collaboration among teachers, students and the community in organizing an Ag for Life event, an event intended to celebrate the community and its producers.
The idea originated with Jason Campbell, an agriculture teacher at the school, who, along with two fellow teachers, Emily Perry and Terry Nabuurs, organized the event.
The project involved three classes (agriculture, hospitality and culinary), 12 presentations, followed by breakout sessions, 21 expo booths and an evening meal. More than 200 people sat for dinner prepared and served by the culinary students under the direction of chef Jesse MacDonald from the Rodd Crowbush Hotel.
The award is presented annually by Education 20/20 to recognize excellence in some element of education, this time the educational benefit of collaboration.
Past awards by Education 20/20 have focused on engagement, technology and removing mystery from math.