Tulsa, Oklahoma 2021-09-17 08:07:09 –
Bixby, Oklahoma — “This is a really good program for kids who want a career base.”
Dea Nettles, FFA, and Bixby High School work together to make a difference in students’ lives and help them succeed.
“Everyone is really there for each other,” said Kennedy Adams, a senior at Bixby High School. “You know that anyone can count on you at any time, and they will be there for you.”
Nettles keeps FFA students very busy at the Tulsa State Fair, the “Jackpot” show, the fall show season, and the spring speech contest and horse judging contest.
“Then we’ll be buying new animals for the next fall show season,” said Nettle.
Born on a farm and raised in agriculture, Nettles knew from an early age what his life would be like.
“I knew that was what I wanted to do,” he said. “I wanted to teach my children.”
And he spends them every day preparing for the future.
“They may go on to career technology, become welders, become veterinarians, and become lawyers,” Nettles said.
The principal of Bixby says a grief counselor came to the rescue after the school was devastated by the recent loss of FFA officers after a long illness. And those students say they were more worried about how Nettles treated death more than they did.
Principal Terry Adams says it illustrates the depth of relationships Nettles has built with students and staff.
“These kids are the lifeblood of this program,” said Nettle. “They keep me moving, keep me young, and keep doing what I do.”
And the kids say the same thing about Mr. Nietles.
“My favorite thing is probably Mr. Nettles and how he takes us all out of our little bubbles and we all do a lot to learn,” said Senior. Said Christine Randy.
“He guided me through so many experiences I had to experience in high school, and I really think I couldn’t do it without him.” Said Kennedy Adams.
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