West earns Ag Association honor

Posted 8/18/20

The Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas presented Madisonville CISD Assistant Superintendent Dr. Keith West with the Outstanding Administrator award for the East Texas area.

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West earns Ag Association honor

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The Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas presented Madisonville CISD Assistant Superintendent Dr. Keith West with the Outstanding Administrator award for the East Texas area.

West has served MCISD with distinction for 25 years as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal and now assistant superintendent.

“I was pleased they thought enough of me to nominate me for this award,” said West. “I was surprised but thankful. Vocational programs are so important for our kids and I have always supported those 100 percent.”

West took the time to acknowledge a number of agriculture personnel he was worked with through the years at MHS, including current teachers Lynita Foster, Danny Foster, Kenny Barrett and Laurie Babar.

From past years, he acknowledged Dennis McWhorter, Craig Bailey, Renita Schroeder, Misty Milazzo, Jason Hendricks and Bill Trichel.

“I learned a lot about what vocational Ag teachers do from all these great people,” said West.

“In each role, (West) has provided outstanding direction and leadership for the students and faculty he has served,” said Lynita Foster, Madisonville’s FFA Coordinator. “He has been an avid supporter of the Madisonville FFA and the agriculture science department at MHS, assisting on multiple occasions with material acquisition, officer selection, contest teams as well as helping students gain experience in interviewing skills. His dedication to education and improving the lives of the youth of our community is truly admirable.”

The Ag Association of Texas also selected KMVL Radio as the Outstanding Broadcast Station for the East Texas area during the 2019-20 school year.

“(KMVL) does an excellent job broadcasting news related to agriculture products and processes,” said Foster. “The station has been extremely supportive of school and community events since its inception. Ag students regularly have the opportunity to speak on the morning show about FFA activities and current events in the agriculture industry.”

Foster also commended KMVL for assisting with promotions during FFA week as well as student accomplishments from the Madison County Fair.

“This year, (KMVL) stepped up to broadcast even more from the county fair,” said Foster. “This was very appreciated as attendance was limited at all fair events due to (the COVID-19 pandemic). We commend KMVL for their support of our youth and Ag education in our community and congratulate them on their well-deserved selection as an outstanding broadcast station.”

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