One of only 11 Future Farmers of America (FFA) members from the state of Maryland, HCPS graduate Kelly Kundratic was bestowed the American FFA Degree during the National FFA Convention. To qualify for this award, Kelly had to maintain records for more than six years on her supervised agricultural experience program in Veterinary Science. Most of her experience was working for the Bel Air Veterinary Hospital on Tollgate Road in Bel Air as a kennel assistant. Her other duties in this role included prepping rooms for surgery and assisting in clinical and laboratory procedures. Kelly also had to provide leadership experience where she served as the State FFA President in 2011-12.
Kelly Kundratic with her advisor, Mrs. Knight from Harford Tech High School
Kelly is finishing up her second year at Harford Community College as an Alfred O’Connell Scholar and plans on transferring to West Virginia University to complete her B.S. in Agriculture Education.
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