High School FFA students surprise retiring teacher
Mark Clement taught agriculture, was FFA advisor for 37 years
— After 37 years of serving the community of Paso Robles as an agriculture teacher and Future Farmers of America advisor, Mark Clement officially retired last Friday.
Dozens of FFA students showed up in uniform at Paso Robles High School last wednesday for his retirement celebration held at the high school.
“He has taught thousands of students, traveled thousands of miles with FFA judging teams, supervised decades worth of student animal projects at the Mid State Fair, was instrumental in building new agriculture facilities at Paso Robles High School and has touched the lives of hundreds of students, parents and community members,” said his daughter, Heather Clement.
“He was touched by the amount of FFA students who showed up in uniform to speak about the impact he has made on them. Students also made an incredible slideshow and conducted the FFA opening and closing ceremonies in his honor,” said Heather.