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High School FFA students surprise retiring teacher 

Just a few of the many students that showed up at  the retirement celebration last week. Photo courtesy of Heather Clement.

Just a few of the many students that showed up at the retirement celebration last week. Photos courtesy of Heather Clement.

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.

FFA President Nathanael Bourgault got emotional as he described Clement’s impact on his life.

FFA President Nathanael Bourgault got emotional as he described Clement’s impact on his life.

“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.

"Mark Clement loves science and has been fascinated with all things flying and space related since he was a little boy. This is his play space helmet from childhood he likes to wear during his space unit in Agriculture Earth Science class," said Heather Clement.

“Mark Clement loves science and has been fascinated with all things flying and space related since he was a little boy. This is his play space helmet from childhood he likes to wear during his space unit in Agriculture Earth Science class,” said 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.

Clement Retirement 2

Clement’s students put together a slideshow of his teaching career at the retirement celebration.

 

 

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