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MUSD students get kudos for helping educate others about agriculture
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The Manteca Unified school board recognized several students for their efforts during the recent AgVenture. Included were Travis Goldman, Jessica Freitas, Marnea Williams, Alexandra Cavanaugh, Richard Turnbow and Samuel Lopez. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT
Janet Dyk recognized six students of the Manteca Unified School District for their efforts during the recent AgVenture.

The free San Joaquin County-sponsored field trip educating third-grade students was held Nov. 4 at the school farm.

“We’re the only school district to partner with AgVenture,” Dyk said during the special recognition event held at last Tuesday’s board meeting.

The other AgVenture events will take place at the San Joaquin Fair (Jan. 20) and Lodi Grape Festival (March 10).

The one held at Manteca Unified school farm, for the third straight year, educated students about locally grown crops, machinery, farm animals, and water and soil.

But, according to Dyk, the event relied on the support of others, with Samuel Lopez, Alexandra Cavanaugh, Jessica Freitas, Richard Turnbow, Marnea Williams, and Travis Goldman putting in the extra effort.

“They bent over backwards (to help AgVenture),” she said.

Dyk and Trustee Nancy Teicheira presented the six with special recognition certificates.

AgVenture brought in nearly 4,000 youngsters from Banta, Escalon, Tracy, Jefferson, New Jerusalem, Ripon and Manteca school districts coupled with several private schools – Ripon Christian, St. Anthony’s, and St. Bernard’s – to the school farm.