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FFA adviser Brent Newport receives honorary degree from national organization

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Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 10:00 pm

Brent Newport found out only a month ago that he would fly to Indianapolis to the Future Farmers of America national convention to accept the Honorary American degree. It is one of the highest non-academic recognitions an educator can receive from the national organization.

“It was a very, very big surprise,” he said of the nomination from his state supervisor. “That makes it even more rewarding that someone thought I deserved this.”

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  • posted at 7:18 am on Fri, Oct 31, 2008.


    Woohooo! I am so proud of my brother in law! Congratulations Brent- you deserve it! I will have a margarita waiting for you!

  • posted at 9:39 am on Thu, Oct 30, 2008.


    Reality1...English and Math Majors ALWAYS find jobs. In either the food service or house cleaning industries.

  • posted at 8:20 am on Thu, Oct 30, 2008.


    Congratulations to Mr. Newport and congratulations to all those students who have benefitted from his hard work and mentoring over the last 13 years!! So cool to see Lodi has this caliber of teacher on staff...

  • posted at 8:03 am on Thu, Oct 30, 2008.


    Congrats Brent! So happy to see you receive this award that is so deserving! I know my son, Patrick Culbertson, is an accomplished American Farmer recipient because of your guidance! Can't wait to tell him of your achievement!

  • posted at 6:12 am on Thu, Oct 30, 2008.


    WOW finally some attention to an outstanding teacher other than science, math or english. An actual subject that a person can get an actual job and pay real taxes. Good job.

  • posted at 2:40 am on Thu, Oct 30, 2008.


    That was fun seeing you up there on that stage. Thank you for being the best dad in the whole world. Thank you for bring me to the convention. I hope when I become a teacher i will do the same thing as you, and get a honnoryary degree. and thank you again. I got to say your the best dad the world can have. love, Callee Jo Newport



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