Vocational Teacher Is Honored
He was selected from among five regional semifinalists.
An instructor and program director with the school since 1976, Mr. Sprick was responsible for revising the curriculum to stress agribusiness rather than agricultural production, in response to community needs. Classes taught at the school now include agribusiness sales and service, management, and horticulture.
Since 1982, all program graduates who sought full-time employment have found jobs in agriculture, according to the ava Approximately one-quarter of the program's graduates go on to higher education.
Mr. Sprick received his award at the ava's annual convention here. The other regional winners are: Region I, Pamela J. Schaffer, Utica Community School, Sterling Heights, Mich.; Region II, Joan Henriott Gay, Colquitt County High School, Moultrie, Ga.; Region IV, Michael Wayne Avant, Indian Meridian Vocational-Technical School, Stillwater, Okla.; and Region V, EmmaJo Spiegelberg, Laramie High School, Laramie, Wyo.--sh