Tilden high school teacher honored for 30-year career
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Jim Harris, left, was recently honored for 30 years of teaching service.
Jim Harris, left, was recently honored for 30 years of teaching service.
TILDEN – Jim Harris, a respected Tilden High School agricultural science teacher and longtime Tilden FFA advisor, recently was honored for 30 years of service by the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas.

Harris also was honored for his longtime service at the McMullen County 2014 Livestock Show earlier this year.

He was one of more than 200 teachers and agricultural science supporters recognized last month during the VATAT Professional Development Conference for Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Cluster at the Abilene Civic Center.

Honors such as Harris’ “30-year-tenure award” are a benefit of the VATAT and are given in five-year increments to agricultural science teachers and associate members of the association who have dedicated themselves to teaching and supporting agricultural science.

“The VATAT is proud to recognize the achievements of our members and the dedication of our supporters,” said Barney McClure, executive director of the VATAT.

More than 1,600 agricultural science teachers in Texas are impacting more than 135,000 students enrolled in agricultural education classes at the secondary level. The VATAT is a professional organization for agricultural science teachers and supporters of agricultural science.

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