Cody McClain receives national ag education scholarship

Cody McClain, a senior in agriscience education from Nevada, Ohio, has been selected for a $1,500 Upper Division Agricultural Education Scholarship from the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE). NAAE awards 20 such scholarships to students across the United States to help offset their expenses while they’re student teaching. Selection is based on academic performance and leadership and service activities. McClain will be student teaching at National Trail High School in New Paris, Ohio, during spring semester 2019.

“Our department was thrilled to learn of Cody as a recipient of this scholarship. Receiving this scholarship is an honor on a national scale, and Cody is very deserving of that honor,” said Tracy Kitchel, professor and chair of the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership. “Working a full-time position as a student teacher, in addition to evening and weekend activities that come along with the profession, can be financially challenging. This scholarship will help overcome those challenges for Cody.”