School-College Partnership Will Bring Ag Science Courses To Students

By Laura Crosio

Johnston County Schools has approved a partnership with the University of Mount Olive to bring Agriculture Science courses to students at South Johnston High School. 

High school juniors and seniors will be eligible to enroll in the coursework as part of South Johnston’s Ag Academy. UMO courses will be provided as a part of a tuition-waived program available to students participating in the Academy who maintain a 3.0 grade point average in their high school courses.University of Mount Olive

“We have an exciting program that has been put together for the benefit of the students,” said Philip P. Kerstetter, president of the University of Mount Olive.

“This is a great day for Johnston County and our students who have an interest in agricultural education,” added JCS Superintendent Ed Croom. “My vision is to spread this program throughout Johnston County so that every student can take part this program.”