Husky In The Hot Seat: Mike Ellington

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Husky In The Hot Seat: Mike Ellington

Fredy Castaneda, Staff Writer

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Fredy Castaneda: What is your favorite memory here?

Mr. Ellington: My best memory here is watching the ag program grow from two teachers to four and a half.

 

Fredy Castaneda: What is your least favorite memory here?

Mr. Ellington: The loss of a student who passed away in a car accident.

 

Fredy Castaneda: How do you encourage the kids to work hard?

Mr. Ellington: By being a model to them.

 

Fredy Castaneda: What is a message you can pass down to the kids?

Mr. Ellington: Never give up.

 

Fredy Castaneda: What got you into teaching ag mechanics? 

Mr. Ellington: I was and am ADHD hyperactive attention deficit, and it was at Tracy High School where I was given skills so that I can get through my life.

 

Fredy Castaneda: Favorite memory as a kid?

Mr. Ellington: San Joaquin fair, because at the end of my junior year I placed second in my beef cattle FFA Showmanship.

 

Fredy Castaneda: If you could relive a memory from your childhood, what would it be and why? 

Mr. Ellington: It would be my senior year in ACT Program Tracy High School because through that, I started my own landscaping business.

 

Fredy Castaneda: Did you play any sports in highschool? 

Mr. Ellington: I played basketball. I played guard.

 

Fredy Castaneda: If you were not teaching right now, what would you be doing? 

Mr. Ellington: I would be in industry. Farm machinery or small engine repair.

 

Fredy Castaneda: Have you ever broken a bone?

Mr. Ellington: I never have.

 

Fredy Castaneda: What was your favorite show growing up? 

Mr. Ellington: The Andy Griffith Show.

 

Fredy Castaneda: What is your favorite hobby? 

Mr. Ellington: Ranch work on a ranch in La Grange. I also enjoy trout fishing. 

 

Fredy Castaneda: What is a hidden talent you have?

Mr. Ellington: I used to race NASCAR race cars.

 

Fredy Castaneda: If you could teach any other subject, what would it be?

Mr. Ellington: At this point, there is no other subject that I want to teach other than all the different areas of agriculture. 

 

Fredy Castaneda: What is your favorite candy?

Mr. Ellington: M&M chocolate.