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Student intern teaches ag at Centre High School

Staff writer

Coming from Abilene, Matthew Anguiano was favorably impressed when he came to Centre this semester to teach in the ag education department.

“I didn’t expect the small classroom and shop class sizes,” he said. “The shop was the same as at larger schools, and maybe better. I was impressed to see all the equipment and surprised to see two teachers.”

Anguiano teaches ag science, welding, ag business, small animal care, seventh grade ag exploration, and ag structures.

He spent two years at Butler Community College in El Dorado before transferring to Kansas State University, where he will graduate this spring with a degree in ag education.

Though Anguiano grew up in Abilene, he spent summers helping his grandparents on their Nebraska farm.

He first chose biology for his major, thinking of becoming involved in wildlife management, but he didn’t like the subjects he would be required to take, so he chose ag education instead.

“It was the closest thing to it,” he said.

Anguiano has enjoyed becoming involved in the life of the school, including going to sports activities. He has done some scorekeeping and announcing.

“It helped me get to know more students,” he said.

He will assist with track events this spring.

Anguiano lives in Burdick. He has a girlfriend who works for Kansas Livestock Association in Topeka.

He will be leading the ag program at Hanover next fall.

“I look forward to building the FFA program there,” he said. “I’ve got plenty of connections up there, and I look forward to what the future holds.”

Last modified March 21, 2018