Texas High School Unveils Impressive Ag Center
By SCN Staff
TOMBALL Texas—A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held to celebrate the opening of the high school’s new agriculture center in Tomball ISD (TISD). This facility stems from the 2017 bond and will serve Career and Technical Education high school students pursuing an agriculture education.
“The new Tomball High School Ag Science Project Center was planned and designed to serve students with career and technical interests in the food, fiber, and natural resource industries, encompassing science, business, and technology in addition to production agriculture,” said Rayce Boyter, principal, VLK Architects, in a statement.
The approximately $4.9 million project includes two science classrooms that open directly to an outside courtyard, a nature trail, and a pond to incorporate outdoor learning. There are pens for cattle, lamb, hogs, poultry, rabbits, plus a covered exercise and show practicing area.
“This is a state-of-the-art facility that was made possible by the overwhelming support of Bond 2017 by our community,” said Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora, Superintendent of Tomball ISD, in a statement.
“It is always our goal to provide the best experiences we can offer for our students in a high-quality learning environment. This facility is just another example of that here in Tomball ISD.”
Houston-based Sterling Structures Inc. is the general contractor.