Southeast Community College’s
Beatrice Campus has recognized Connor Bartels as the “Ag Student of the Year”
for the 2020-2021 academic year. Bartels was previously “Ag Student of the
Month” last December. To be selected, Ag instructors look at a number of
factors including grades, attitude and progress in the program.
A native of Tecumseh, Bartels
said he chose SCC because of the hands-on experience, and the small class sizes.
One of his favorite memories was being elected as president of the College’s Ag
Club, and taking a trip to the Cattlemen’s Classic last year. He plans to
continue his education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to major in
“I want to be involved in the
agricultural industry because I grew up on a farm and I knew I would be part of
the industry for the rest of my life,” he said.
“He is a very polite,
well-rounded student who is willing to help out students in class when he sees
them struggling,” said Ag instructor Annie Erichsen.
Bartels received a special
certificate, as well as a gift card to the Campus Store and his picture is
displayed in Ford Hall with past recipients.