Lillian "Lily" Rose Rodicio, Agriscience student and member the Ferguson Senior High School FFA Chapter, was awarded the National Agricultural Proficiency Award for Veterinary Science in the category Entrepreneurship/Placement at the National FFA Conference, October 21, 2016.
Lily has worked as an intern at local vet clinics for the past five years. When she began her internship, she was little more than an observer. After learning the ropes of the office, she was trusted with more complex procedures like running blood tests and giving injections. She eventually had the opportunity to groom and care for the horses and geldings without supervision. Rodicio plans to continue working in a vet clinic while enrolled in college. She is supported by her parents, Ileana and Alejandro, and her FFA advisors, Erin Abramoff and Laura Sandoval. This award is sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association.