Sealed with a kiss
by TP staff
Feb 20, 2013 | 2772 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kiss a critter
West High history teacher Justin Frantz (right) kisses a 2-day-old calf held by 2008 West High grad Justin Pimentel during the annual Kiss a Critter Contest at West High on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Pimentel has displayed his farm animals during the school’s celebration of National FFA Week for several years.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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West High School history teacher Justin Frantz planted a kiss on a 2-day-old calf as the school celebrated National FFA Week with its 11th annual Kiss a Critter contest Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Students and faculty members paid 25 cents per vote to decide which teacher or administrator kiss the calf provided by Justin Pimentel, a 2008 West High alumnus.

Frantz, an eight-year member of West High’s teaching staff and a FFA member in his high school days, was selected to kiss the calf during both lunch periods.

All week, the school’s FFA students have set up games and a petting zoo, and will set up food booths Friday, Feb. 22, to make other students aware of the club’s activities.

FFA advisor Marlene Hepner said the club’s 238 students — an increase from the year before — study agriculture and raising livestock and enter animal-showing competitions each year.

Earlier in the school year, the West High FFA club for the first time hosted a fall festival along and a plant sale to reach out the Tracy community.

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