Atwater High School Agriculture Department
PO Box 835 / 2201 Fruitland Ave
Atwater, CA 95301
Atwater FFA Officers Escape to Hilmar Cheese
Fourteen Atwater High School FFA leadership students visited Hilmar Cheese for a unique leadership retreat designed to strengthen teambuilding and student relationships. Members of the veteran FFA chapter officer team joined newly elected freshman FFA Greenhand officers at Hilmar Cheese for various workshops, cheese industry presentations, and the new Hilmar Cheese AgXscape Room. “This was an opportunity to strengthen and build student relationships and team building between some of our veteran agriculture students and our newly elected freshman agriculture leaders,” said Atwater FFA advisor Kim Macintosh.
The highlight of the trip was the opportunity to experience the Hilmar Cheese AgXscape Room. The goal is to use teamwork, communication, creative thinking, determination and a sense of urgency to find clues, decipher puzzles and solve activities to complete the challenge of “escape”.
“I thought the trip and activity was going to be pretty boring, but boy was I wrong!” said Atwater agriculture student Ethan Slate. “The opportunity to experience the AgXscape, learn about the Hilmar Cheese Plant, and the opportunity to learn about my fellow school and classmates was awesome.”
For more information on the Atwater High School Agriculture Department and Atwater FFA, please log on the website www.AtwaterFFA.org .