Tillamook High School Ag Program Receives Prestigious State Award; THS Instructor Hayden Bush Elected President of Oregon Ag Teachers Association

(June 20, 2024 – Tillamook High School, Tillamook, Oregon) – Tillamook High School’s Agricultural Science and Industrial Technology program has been awarded Program of the Year by the Oregon Agricultural Teachers Association (OATA). This prestigious recognition highlights the outstanding achievements and dedication of the school’s agricultural education faculty and students in advancing agricultural and industrial education. The program was represented at the OATA awards banquet by Brooklyn Bush, Hayden Bush, and Bella Giraud.
The Oregon Agricultural Teachers Association awards the Program of the Year honor based on program quality, student performance, community involvement, and
The program has an overall impact on students. The award recognizes innovative curriculum, successful student outcomes, commitment to the community, and exceptional success in FFA efforts led by the program’s staff and students. The THS program was singled out for exceptional contributions in all of these areas. The THS agricultural program offers hands-on learning experiences in leadership, business principles, mechanical concepts, plant science, animal science, and more. The Tillamook FFA chapter is among the best in the state, having had numerous state and national winners in past years.

Instructor Brooklyn Bush was incredibly excited about this honor. “Winning Program of the Year is an exciting accomplishment because it marks the culmination of years of
“The strategic planning, hard work, and collaboration we have put into growing the program. This honor reflects the countless hours we have dedicated to our students in the program, the innovative strategies we have developed to refine our teaching practices, and the collective efforts with the community to help make the program a success.”
THS Principal Jill Ingram expressed her pride in the department’s achievements, saying, “I am absolutely delighted that our agricultural science program has been recognized.”
Program of the Year! This recognition celebrates the dedication of our incredible students and educators who have embraced innovation and excellence in agricultural education. This award is a testament to the hard work of our agricultural science team, their forward-thinking skills, and their overall commitment to our community and the agricultural industry. I am immensely proud of their work and this achievement.”

In addition to this notable achievement, one of the program’s instructors, Hayden Bush, has been elected president of the Oregon Agricultural Teachers Association. Bush will serve a three-year term as president-elect, president, and past president. Bush’s election is a testament to his service, leadership, and dedication to agricultural education and students.
Mr. Bush shared his thoughts on the honor, saying, “I am honored to be able to stand on the shoulders of the giants who came before me to serve the state’s agricultural teachers.
“I am excited to collaborate with colleagues across the state to improve agricultural education and inspire the next generation of agricultural education leaders. I am also incredibly proud of the recognition our program has received. This achievement is a collective effort and I am grateful for the support of our administration, staff, students, and community. There is no better place to serve our students and community than right here at home.”

About Tillamook High School
Tillamook High School is dedicated to providing comprehensive educational programs that prepare students for success in college, careers, and beyond. With a focus on
Through academic excellence, innovative teaching methods, and community involvement, Tillamook High School strives to create a dynamic and supportive learning environment.
For all students.

About the Oregon Agricultural Teachers Association
The Oregon Agricultural Teachers Association is committed to promoting and advancing agricultural education in Oregon. Through professional development and advocacy, the association supports educators in their mission to prepare students for successful careers in agriculture and related fields.