Nestled in West El Paso’s Franklin Mountains, one program at Coronado High School is continuing with its agricultural roots.
“I wouldn’t have a chance to ever do anything like this…I just live in a normal small house and stuff,” Coronado student Chris Thatch tells KTSM. “I wouldn’t have an opportunity to do this stuff with this place out here.”
Also known as the Future Farmers of America, or FFA, Coronado’s agriculture program is the only one of its kind in the entire district.
The program teaches students how to care for crops and cattle while also encouraging them to look beyond the horizon.
“We’ve got lots of urbanized students who participate with us who are great public speakers, and that ‘s what we emphasize on — creating great leaders and great public speakers,” teacher Armando Flores said.
To read more about Coronado’s FFA program, click HERE.