The Voice of Wakefield High School


HAYDEN SCHUG, Horticulture / Animal Science

Q: What do you teach?

A: Horticulture and animal science

Q: What do you like about horticulture and animal science?

A: I love plants. I grew up working at a greenhouse so I’ve always wanted to do something with plants. I grew up around animals. Most of the animals at the school I’ve either helped get, or donated to the school.

Q: What college did you go to?

A: Wake Technical College and NC State for my undergraduate and NC State for my master’s degree.

Q: Who inspired you to teach?

A: Mrs. Riedel, the former horticulture teacher [at Wakefield].

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A: This is my first year teaching.

Q: What were you doing this time last year?

A: I was out on a soybean field counting caterpillars for my master’s degree.

Q: What hobbies do you have outside of school?

A: I like woodworking, running, fishing, and anything outdoors.

Q: What’s your favorite television show?

A: Parks and Rec.

Q: What’s the best teaching story you have?

A: Showing the students some insects and having them scream around the classroom.

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