Delta High School, Millard School District
It’s not uncommon for Chad Warnick to get an early morning call to pick up a dead animal. He uses the cadavers for dissection in his classes, providing real-world experiences. His students visit veterinarian clinics, wild horse adoption facilities, floral shops, egg farms and other unique agriculture enterprises throughout the county.
Warnick was nominated by several students. Here’s what they said:
“He knows what he is teaching and is passionate about it, which makes learning from him fun and rewarding.”
“Most impressive of all has been his continued investment in my success after graduating high school.”
“Because of Mr. Warnick, I received a national award that I never dreamed I would be able to get without the support, guidance and encouragement of this amazing teacher.”
“When I first took a class from him, I thought I was just there to learn how to make floral arrangements, but at the end of the year I was a state champion in the Floriculture CDE.”
During Warnick’s tenure at Delta High, the FFA program has grown from about 30 students to more than 100 and the agriculture program from about 90 to 160.