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Teen Face: A love of animals turning into a potential career

Several years ago, Angie Law, 18, made a pretty big choice in her life — trying to decide which high school to attend.

Her neighborhood school, Maria Carrillo, had a great cross country running program, while Santa Rosa High School had an amazing agriculture program, particularly for those with no family history of ranching or farming.

Angie, who was a rather shy girl, took her mother's advice and opted for Santa Rosa High. The school's strong ag program, with its own farm and vineyard, was her entry into the world of agriculture. And she soon became active in Future Farmers of America.

"It really helped me build my self confidence. It helped me become the person I was meant to be," Law said. "That's why I feel honored to have gone to Santa Rosa High. With Santa Rosa FFA, a lot of the kids don't come from ranches, but we have the opportunity to do the same things."

Law graduated from Santa Rosa High last spring and now is attending Santa Rosa Junior College. Her goal is to transfer to UC Davis in two years to study veterinary sciences.


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