Pride A. has grown up farming. He is among the last of the students in Washington County to have worked in the region’s once-abundant tobacco fields. He has developed an aptitude for his chosen profession. He has received numerous awards for his prowess and has recently been recognized by the Bristol Herald-Courier, which ran a feature article about him.
Pride, who served as a Future Farmers of America officer during his time at HHS, finished first in the state Tractor Driving Competition that was held in Harrisonburg, Virginia this Spring. He will contend for national award in Springfield, Massachusetts in September. He enhanced the skills he puts to use on his family’s farm by taking welding at the Washington County Career and Technical Center. He uses his welding know-how to repair equipment. His Agriculture and Horticulture teachers, Sarah Scyphers and Lawrence Cox, have come to rely on his leadership in their FFA organization and they have counted on him to mentor younger students. He is the epitome of a young man with a positive attitude and a tremendous work ethic.
Holston congratulates Pride and wishes him well as he pursues his career.