2017-08-02 / School News

Jordin DeMarinis attends Kentucky State program

Jordin DeMarinis, an upcoming sophmore at Berkeley Springs High School, was recently selected to represent West Virginia at a summer program at Kentucky State University in their Animal and Veterinary Science program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The program only accepts 18 to 20 participants per year, and have included teenagers from all across the United States including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. However, in the programs 11 year history, DeMarinis is the first to represent the state of West Virginia.

During her stay at Kentucky State, she had the opportunity to work closely with some of the best specialists in the fields of animal and veterinary sciences along with other agricultural specialty's. She also traveled to Perdue University in Indiana for a course of study and then was given a behind the scenes experience at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky, the home of Triple Crown Winner, American Pharoah.

During the program she will travel to many Kentucky and Indiana based locations getting a hands on experience in veterinary science and medicine.

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