Guadalupe School was honored to receive Governor Gary Herbert for a festive visit celebrating the harvest season. He was accompanied by Commissioner of Agriculture LuAnn Adams and local farmers Jordan Riley and Luke Petersen. The group spent time with a third grade class, chatting about Thanksgiving dinner food, where Utah's produce comes from, and the importance of agriculture.
Students were able to learn about various hybrids of vegetables and fruit, and even observed a purple carrot. By the end of the visit, each student received their own Elliot Gold apple. This gift was especially fun, because Elliot Golds are a type of apple that was created in Utah!
The Governor declared the date a day of agriculture in Utah, and met Guadalupe School's own director of nutrition, Jodi Key. Jodi, who directs the cafeteria, is integral to making Guadalupe a healthy environment and exemplary school for the Governor to visit, as she works hard to meet all of the governmental nutritional standards.
Beyond the message of local agriculture and nutrition, the Governor also repeatedly emphasized the importance of gaining an education to the third graders. He explained that the more education they attained, the more career opportunities would open up for them, allowing them to live fulfilling and meaningful lives. Guadalupe School is extremely grateful for the Governor's visit and the inspiring messages he shared with students.