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Agricultural Communications

Course Syllabus

Wellston High School

Ms. Amber Cox

acox@wellstonschools.org

(405) 714-8354

Course Overview

The Agricultural Communications class is designed for students who have taken Introduction to Agriscience and want to expand their knowledge on communications in agriculture. This class will cover a variety of careers in agricultural communications, as well as the different industries that are a part of the agricultural world. Grades will be constructed based on class work, FFA activities, and Supervised Agricultural Experience records. ALL AGRICULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO GIVE A SPEECH TO RECEIVE SPEECH CREDIT FOR THIS CLASS.

 

Prerequisite: Introduction to Agriscience

 

Course Content

Communication Theory

Photographic Journalism

Business Writing and Resumes

Journalistic Writing

Broadcasting Media

Graphic Design

News Media

Creating Presentations

Delivering Presentations

 

Class Rules 

1. Every student has the right to learn. 

2. The teacher has the right to teach. 

3. Anything that prevents numbers 1 and 2 from happening is against the rules and will result in consequences. 

4. Be respectful to everyone and other people's belongings and equipment.

5. No hats in the classroom.

6. No alcohol, tobacco or illegal substances.

7. No cursing or foul language.

8. Bring a pencil and paper to class everyday.

9. Be polite. Hold the door for others, say yes/no sir/ma’am, etc.

10. Leave it better than you found it. Push your chairs in, put books away, throw trash away, etc.

If you trash a school vehicle or classroom, you will be cleaning it. If it continues, privileges will be taken away. 

11. Every student is required to pay local, state and national dues.

12. Proper official dress will be worn at appropriate times. 

13. No one is allowed in the shop or my office without permission.

14. If it doesn’t belong to you, don’t mess with it. 

 

Expectations 

1. If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to meet with the instructor regarding missed assignments. The student will have 2 days for every day absent to complete the work. 

2. Late work is only accepted with prior approval and is not accepted past 1 week late. 

3. Students will arrive to class on time and be prepared. 

4. Students must have internet access and use either the school provided laptop or a device of your choice that can access Google Classroom.  

 

Google Classroom 

Assignments will be posted and can be turned in on Google Classroom. Announcements will be made on Google Classroom. You are required to join the Google Classroom for this class. 

 

Housekeeping 

1. Grooming is not appropriate in the classroom. 

2. The usage of cell phones and earbuds is prohibited during class time.  

3. “The classroom” is anywhere instruction is taking place. All class policies apply regardless of where the class meets (in the classroom, floral lab, greenhouse, school farm or any other location). 

4. All other school rules will be followed and any discussion of these rules and their enforcement will take place after school. 

 

Consequences 

In the event that a problem should arise, there will be a student/ teacher conference, followed by parent contact (via email or phone call). Should the problem continue, additional action could include detentions, behavior referrals, administrator involvement, loss of privileges and student/teacher/parent conferences. 

 

Restroom Privileges 

Students are allowed to use the facilities if they: 

1. Obtain permission before leaving. 

2. Only 1 student may be out at a time. 

3. Failure to follow these rules will result in the loss of this privilege. 

 

Student and Parent Resources 

Students will have ample time to complete assignments. If students require more time and assistance in tutoring, I will make myself available to assist in student success. Times will be made available during lunch and after school based upon my availability and the students’ schedules. 

If we return to Distance Learning, Office hours Tuesday-Friday 2:00 pm- 3:45 pm. If you need anything please email me and I will be able to help or call you. 

 

Classroom Supplies 

Paper

Pencil 

School assigned laptops

 

Grades % 

The class is graded according to this scale: 100-90, A; 89-80, B; 79-70, C; 69-60, D; 59 and below, F. 

1. Classroom (Approximately 90%) 

 

Classroom Participation/ Citizenship 60% 

Quizzes/ Tests 10% 

Homework             10% 

Winter/ Spring Final 10% 

 

2. FFA/ SAE (Approximately 10%) 

 

The FFA, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national organization found in thousands of high schools across the United States. The goals of the organization are to develop premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. Your son/ daughter automatically became a member of the National FFA Organization when he/she enrolled in an agriculture class. FFA is a co-curricular organization. There are numerous opportunities to participate both during the school year and after school FFA activities. These activities are given a point value 5 and are part of the students’ grades. Students need to participate in 4 activities for each semester to meet the full requirements. 

 

An SAE project is a project designed to encourage students to learn more about an area of interest to them in agriculture. At our High School, students have many opportunities to have an SAE project. Students can do livestock projects, floral design projects, home improvement projects, vegetable crops projects and many other opportunities. The portion that the student will be graded upon is the completion of record books to develop the skills of record keeping and responsibility for a project. Time will be utilized within the classroom to complete record books. Time will need to be spent outside of the class time to complete the SAE project.


 

 


 

Please have your son/ daughter return this part of the letter. 

 

I understand the policies of this class and I will put forth my best efforts.

 

Student Name: _____________________________ Class Period: __________ 

Student Signature: _______________________________ Date: ___________ 

Parent Name(s): ________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ 

Contact Phone Number: ___________________________________________ 

Parent Email: __________________________________________________ 

Best Day/ Time to be Reached: _______________________________________

Parent Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________

 

Agricultural Explorations

Course Syllabus

Wellston Middle School

Ms. Amber Cox

acox@wellstonschools.org

(405) 714-8354

Course Overview

The Agricultural Explorations class is designed for students who are in the eighth grade and want to expand their knowledge on the world of agriculture. This class will cover a variety of careers in agriculture, as well as the different industries that are a part of the agricultural world. Grades will be constructed based on class work, FFA activities, and Supervised Agricultural Experience records. 

 

Course Content

Agricultural Mechanics

Animal Science

Blue & Gold Basics

Exploring Careers: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Global Agriculture

Introduction to Career Clusters

Public Speaking Basics

Scientific Procedures & Safety

The Livestock Industry

 

Class Rules 

1. Every student has the right to learn. 

2. The teacher has the right to teach. 

3. Anything that prevents numbers 1 and 2 from happening is against the rules and will result in consequences. 

4. Be respectful to everyone and other people's belongings and equipment.

5. No hats in the classroom.

6. No alcohol, tobacco or illegal substances.

7. No cursing or foul language.

8. Bring a pencil and paper to class everyday.

9. Be polite. Hold the door for others, say yes/no sir/ma’am, etc.

10. Leave it better than you found it. Push your chairs in, put books away, throw trash away, etc.

If you trash a school vehicle or classroom, you will be cleaning it. If it continues, privileges will be taken away. 

11. Every student is required to pay local, state and national dues.

12. Proper official dress will be worn at appropriate times. 

13. No one is allowed in the shop or my office without permission.

14. If it doesn’t belong to you, don’t mess with it. 

 

Expectations 

1. If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to meet with the instructor regarding missed assignments. The student will have 2 days for every day absent to complete the work. 

2. Late work is only accepted with prior approval and is not accepted past 1 week late. 

3. Students will arrive to class on time and be prepared. 

4. Students must have internet access and use either the school provided laptop or a device of your choice that can access Google Classroom.  

 

Google Classroom 

Assignments will be posted and can be turned in on Google Classroom. Announcements will be made on Google Classroom. You are required to join the Google Classroom for this class. 

 

Housekeeping 

1. Grooming is not appropriate in the classroom. 

2. The usage of cell phones and earbuds is prohibited during class time.  

3. “The classroom” is anywhere instruction is taking place. All class policies apply regardless of where the class meets (in the classroom, floral lab, greenhouse, school farm or any other location). 

4. All other school rules will be followed and any discussion of these rules and their enforcement will take place after school. 

 

Consequences 

In the event that a problem should arise, there will be a student/ teacher conference, followed by parent contact (via email or phone call). Should the problem continue, additional action could include detentions, behavior referrals, administrator involvement, loss of privileges and student/teacher/parent conferences. 

 

Restroom Privileges 

Students are allowed to use the facilities if they: 

1. Obtain permission before leaving. 

2. Only 1 student may be out at a time. 

3. Failure to follow these rules will result in the loss of this privilege. 

 

Student and Parent Resources 

Students will have ample time to complete assignments. If students require more time and assistance in tutoring, I will make myself available to assist in student success. Times will be made available during lunch and after school based upon my availability and the students’ schedules. 

If we return to Distance Learning, Office hours Tuesday-Friday 2:00 pm- 3:45 pm. If you need anything please email me and I will be able to help or call you. 

 

Classroom Supplies 

Paper

Pencil 

School assigned laptops

 

Grades % 

The class is graded according to this scale: 100-90, A; 89-80, B; 79-70, C; 69-60, D; 59 and below, F. 

1. Classroom (Approximately 90%) 

 

Classroom Participation/ Citizenship 60% 

Quizzes/ Tests 10% 

Homework             10% 

Winter/ Spring Final 10% 

 

2. FFA/ SAE (Approximately 10%) 

 

The FFA, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national organization found in thousands of high schools across the United States. The goals of the organization are to develop premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. Your son/ daughter automatically became a member of the National FFA Organization when he/she enrolled in an agriculture class. FFA is a co-curricular organization. There are numerous opportunities to participate both during the school year and after school FFA activities. These activities are given a point value 5 and are part of the students’ grades. Students need to participate in 4 activities for each semester to meet the full requirements. 

 

An SAE project is a project designed to encourage students to learn more about an area of interest to them in agriculture. At our High School, students have many opportunities to have an SAE project. Students can do livestock projects, floral design projects, home improvement projects, vegetable crops projects and many other opportunities. The portion that the student will be graded upon is the completion of record books to develop the skills of record keeping and responsibility for a project. Time will be utilized within the classroom to complete record books. Time will need to be spent outside of the class time to complete the SAE project.


 

 


 

Please have your son/ daughter return this part of the letter. 

 

I understand the policies of this class and I will put forth my best efforts.

 

Student Name: _____________________________ Class Period: __________ 

Student Signature: _______________________________ Date: ___________ 

Parent Name(s): ________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ 

Contact Phone Number: ___________________________________________ 

Parent Email: __________________________________________________ 

Best Day/ Time to be Reached: _______________________________________

Parent Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________

7th Grade Agricultural Education

Course Syllabus

Wellston Middle School

Ms. Amber Cox

acox@wellstonschools.org

(405) 714-8354

Course Overview

The 7th Grade Agricultural Education class is designed for students who want to develop their knowledge on the world of agriculture. This class will cover a variety of careers in agriculture, as well as the different industries that are a part of the agricultural world. Students will obtain many life skills to assist them in their potential college and career fields. Grades will be constructed based on class work and activities. 

 

Course Content

Agricultural Mechanics

Animal Science

ATV Safety

Exploring Careers: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Food Safety

Global Agriculture

Hunters Safety

Introduction to Career Clusters

Public Speaking Basics

Scientific Procedures & Safety

The Livestock Industr

 

Class Rules 

1. Every student has the right to learn. 

2. The teacher has the right to teach. 

3. Anything that prevents numbers 1 and 2 from happening is against the rules and will result in consequences. 

4. Be respectful to everyone and other people's belongings and equipment.

5. No hats in the classroom.

6. No alcohol, tobacco or illegal substances.

7. No cursing or foul language.

8. Bring a pencil and paper to class everyday.

9. Be polite. Hold the door for others, say yes/no sir/ma’am, etc.

10. Leave it better than you found it. Push your chairs in, put books away, throw trash away, etc.

If you trash a school vehicle or classroom, you will be cleaning it. If it continues, privileges will be taken away. 

11. Every student is required to pay local, state and national dues.

12. Proper official dress will be worn at appropriate times. 

13. No one is allowed in the shop or my office without permission.

14. If it doesn’t belong to you, don’t mess with it. 

 

Expectations 

1. If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to meet with the instructor regarding missed assignments. The student will have 2 days for every day absent to complete the work. 

2. Late work is only accepted with prior approval and is not accepted past 1 week late. 

3. Students will arrive to class on time and be prepared. 

4. Students must have internet access and use either the school provided laptop or a device of your choice that can access Google Classroom.  

 

Google Classroom 

Assignments will be posted and can be turned in on Google Classroom. Announcements will be made on Google Classroom. You are required to join the Google Classroom for this class. 

 

Housekeeping 

1. Grooming is not appropriate in the classroom. 

2. The usage of cell phones and earbuds is prohibited during class time.  

3. “The classroom” is anywhere instruction is taking place. All class policies apply regardless of where the class meets (in the classroom, floral lab, greenhouse, school farm or any other location). 

4. All other school rules will be followed and any discussion of these rules and their enforcement will take place after school. 

 

Consequences 

In the event that a problem should arise, there will be a student/ teacher conference, followed by parent contact (via email or phone call). Should the problem continue, additional action could include detentions, behavior referrals, administrator involvement, loss of privileges and student/teacher/parent conferences. 

 

Restroom Privileges 

Students are allowed to use the facilities if they: 

1. Obtain permission before leaving. 

2. Only 1 student may be out at a time. 

3. Failure to follow these rules will result in the loss of this privilege. 

 

Student and Parent Resources 

Students will have ample time to complete assignments. If students require more time and assistance in tutoring, I will make myself available to assist in student success. Times will be made available during lunch and after school based upon my availability and the students’ schedules. 

If we return to Distance Learning, Office hours Tuesday-Friday 2:00 pm- 3:45 pm. If you need anything please email me and I will be able to help or call you. 

 

Classroom Supplies 

Paper

Pencil 

School assigned tablets

 

Grades % 

The class is graded according to this scale: 100-90, A; 89-80, B; 79-70, C; 69-60, D; 59 and below, F. 

1. Classroom (100%) 

 

Classroom Participation 60%

Citizenship 10% 

Quizzes/Tests 10% 

Homework             10% 

Winter/Spring Final 10% 




 

 


 

Please have your son/ daughter return this part of the letter. 

 

I understand the policies of this class and I will put forth my best efforts.

 

Student Name: _____________________________ Class Period: __________ 

Student Signature: _______________________________ Date: ___________ 

Parent Name(s): ________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ 

Contact Phone Number: ___________________________________________ 

Parent Email: __________________________________________________ 

Best Day/ Time to be Reached: _______________________________________

Parent Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________

 

Animal Science

Course Syllabus

Wellston High School

Ms. Amber Cox

acox@wellstonschools.org

(405) 714-8354

Course Overview

The Animal Science class is designed for students who have taken Introduction to Agriscience and want to expand their knowledge on livestock production and management practices. This class will cover a variety of careers in the animal science field, as well as the different industries that are part of production agriculture. Grades will be constructed based on class work, FFA activities, and Supervised Agricultural Experience records.

 

Prerequisite: Introduction to Agriscience

 

Course Content

Livestock Safety

Animal Genetics and Selection

Nutrition, Feeds and Additives

Reproductive Anatomy and Fertility

Breeding Management

Parturition and Newborn Care

Livestock Health Fundamentals

Livestock Diseases and Parasites

Vaccinations and Medications

Livestock Management Practices

Market Grades and Classes

Livestock Marketing

 

Class Rules 

1. Every student has the right to learn. 

2. The teacher has the right to teach. 

3. Anything that prevents numbers 1 and 2 from happening is against the rules and will result in consequences. 

4. Be respectful to everyone and other people's belongings and equipment.

5. No hats in the classroom.

6. No alcohol, tobacco or illegal substances.

7. No cursing or foul language.

8. Bring a pencil and paper to class everyday.

9. Be polite. Hold the door for others, say yes/no sir/ma’am, etc.

10. Leave it better than you found it. Push your chairs in, put books away, throw trash away, etc.

If you trash a school vehicle or classroom, you will be cleaning it. If it continues, privileges will be taken away. 

11. Every student is required to pay local, state and national dues.

12. Proper official dress will be worn at appropriate times. 

13. No one is allowed in the shop or my office without permission.

14. If it doesn’t belong to you, don’t mess with it. 

 

Expectations 

1. If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to meet with the instructor regarding missed assignments. The student will have 2 days for every day absent to complete the work. 

2. Late work is only accepted with prior approval and is not accepted past 1 week late. 

3. Students will arrive to class on time and be prepared. 

4. Students must have internet access and use either the school provided laptop or a device of your choice that can access Google Classroom.  

 

Google Classroom 

Assignments will be posted and can be turned in on Google Classroom. Announcements will be made on Google Classroom. You are required to join the Google Classroom for this class. 

 

Housekeeping 

1. Grooming is not appropriate in the classroom. 

2. The usage of cell phones and earbuds is prohibited during class time.  

3. “The classroom” is anywhere instruction is taking place. All class policies apply regardless of where the class meets (in the classroom, floral lab, greenhouse, school farm or any other location). 

4. All other school rules will be followed and any discussion of these rules and their enforcement will take place after school. 



 

Consequences 

In the event that a problem should arise, there will be a student/ teacher conference, followed by parent contact (via email or phone call). Should the problem continue, additional action could include detentions, behavior referrals, administrator involvement, loss of privileges and student/teacher/parent conferences. 

 

Restroom Privileges 

Students are allowed to use the facilities if they: 

1. Obtain permission before leaving. 

2. Only 1 student may be out at a time. 

3. Failure to follow these rules will result in the loss of this privilege. 

 

Student and Parent Resources 

Students will have ample time to complete assignments. If students require more time and assistance in tutoring, I will make myself available to assist in student success. Times will be made available during lunch and after school based upon my availability and the students’ schedules. 

If we return to Distance Learning, Office hours Tuesday-Friday 2:00 pm- 3:45 pm. If you need anything please email me and I will be able to help or call you. 

 

Classroom Supplies 

Paper

Pencil 

School assigned laptops

 

Grades % 

The class is graded according to this scale: 100-90, A; 89-80, B; 79-70, C; 69-60, D; 59 and below, F. 

1. Classroom (Approximately 90%) 

 

Classroom Participation/ Citizenship 60% 

Quizzes/ Tests 10% 

Homework             10% 

Winter/ Spring Final 10% 

 

2. FFA/ SAE (Approximately 10%) 

 

The FFA, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national organization found in thousands of high schools across the United States. The goals of the organization are to develop premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. Your son/ daughter automatically became a member of the National FFA Organization when he/she enrolled in an agriculture class. FFA is a co-curricular organization. There are numerous opportunities to participate both during the school year and after school FFA activities. These activities are given a point value 5 and are part of the students’ grades. Students need to participate in 4 activities for each semester to meet the full requirements. 

 

An SAE project is a project designed to encourage students to learn more about an area of interest to them in agriculture. At our High School, students have many opportunities to have an SAE project. Students can do livestock projects, floral design projects, home improvement projects, vegetable crops projects and many other opportunities. The portion that the student will be graded upon is the completion of record books to develop the skills of record keeping and responsibility for a project. Time will be utilized within the classroom to complete record books. Time will need to be spent outside of the class time to complete the SAE project.


 

 


 

Please have your son/ daughter return this part of the letter. 

 

I understand the policies of this class and I will put forth my best efforts.

 

Student Name: _____________________________ Class Period: __________ 

Student Signature: _______________________________ Date: ___________ 

Parent Name(s): ________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ 

Contact Phone Number: ___________________________________________ 

Parent Email: __________________________________________________ 

Best Day/ Time to be Reached: _______________________________________

Parent Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________

 

 

Agricultural Leadership

Course Syllabus

Wellston High School

Course Overview

The Agricultural Leadership course is designed for students who are in the sophomore, junior and senior classes and want to expand their skill base with leadership. This class will consist of a variety of student growth activities, as well as various project based learning opportunities. Grades will be constructed based on class work, FFA activities, and Supervised Agricultural Experience records. 

 

Prerequisite: Introduction to Agriscience

 

Course Content

Ag in the Classroom

Community Service Projects

Leadership books

How to Win Friends and Influence People

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Podcasts

John Maxwell

Mike Rowe, etc.

Videos

 

Class Rules 

1. Every student has the right to learn. 

2. The teacher has the right to teach. 

3. Anything that prevents numbers 1 and 2 from happening is against the rules and will result in consequences. 

4. Be respectful to everyone and other people's belongings and equipment.

5. No hats in the classroom.

6. No alcohol, tobacco or illegal substances.

7. No cursing or foul language.

8. Bring a pencil and paper to class everyday.

9. Be polite. Hold the door for others, say yes/no sir/ma’am, etc.

10. Leave it better than you found it. Push your chairs in, put books away, throw trash away, etc.

If you trash a school vehicle or classroom, you will be cleaning it. If it continues, privileges will be taken away. 

11. Every student is required to pay local, state and national dues.

12. Proper official dress will be worn at appropriate times. 

13. No one is allowed in the shop or my office without permission.

14. If it doesn’t belong to you, don’t mess with it. 

Expectations 

1. If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to meet with the instructor regarding missed assignments. The student will have 2 days for every day absent to complete the work. 

2. Late work is only accepted with prior approval and is not accepted past 1 week late. 

3. Students will arrive to class on time and be prepared. 

4. Students must have internet access and use either the school provided laptop or a device of your choice that can access Google Classroom.  

 

Google Classroom 

Assignments will be posted and can be turned in on Google Classroom. Announcements will be made on Google Classroom. You are required to join the Google Classroom for this class. 

 

Housekeeping 

1. Grooming is not appropriate in the classroom. 

2. The usage of cell phones and earbuds is prohibited during class time.  

3. “The classroom” is anywhere instruction is taking place. All class policies apply regardless of where the class meets (in the classroom, floral lab, greenhouse, school farm or any other location). 

4. All other school rules will be followed and any discussion of these rules and their enforcement will take place after school. 

 

Consequences 

In the event that a problem should arise, there will be a student/ teacher conference, followed by parent contact (via email or phone call). Should the problem continue, additional action could include detentions, behavior referrals, administrator involvement, loss of privileges and student/teacher/parent conferences. 

 

Restroom Privileges 

Students are allowed to use the facilities if they: 

1. Obtain permission before leaving. 

2. Only 1 student may be out at a time. 

3. Failure to follow these rules will result in the loss of this privilege. 

 

Student and Parent Resources 

Students will have ample time to complete assignments. If students require more time and assistance in tutoring, I will make myself available to assist in student success. Times will be made available during lunch and after school based upon my availability and the students’ schedules. 

If we return to Distance Learning, Office hours Tuesday-Friday 2:00 pm- 3:45 pm. If you need anything please email me and I will be able to help or call you. 

 

Classroom Supplies 

Paper

Pencil 

School assigned laptops

 

Grades % 

The class is graded according to this scale: 100-90, A; 89-80, B; 79-70, C; 69-60, D; 59 and below, F. 

1. Classroom (Approximately 90%) 

 

Classroom Participation/ Citizenship 60% 

Quizzes/ Tests 10% 

Homework             10% 

Winter/ Spring Final 10% 

 

2. FFA/SAE (Approximately 10%) 

 

The FFA, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national organization found in thousands of high schools across the United States. The goals of the organization are to develop premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. Your son/ daughter automatically became a member of the National FFA Organization when he/she enrolled in an agriculture class. FFA is a co-curricular organization. There are numerous opportunities to participate both during the school year and after school FFA activities. These activities are given a point value 5 and are part of the students’ grades. Students need to participate in 4 activities for each semester to meet the full requirements. 

 

An SAE project is a project designed to encourage students to learn more about an area of interest to them in agriculture. At our High School, students have many opportunities to have an SAE project. Students can do livestock projects, floral design projects, home improvement projects, vegetable crops projects and many other opportunities. The portion that the student will be graded upon is the completion of record books to develop the skills of record keeping and responsibility for a project. Time will be utilized within the classroom to complete record books. Time will need to be spent outside of the class time to complete the SAE project.


 

 


 

Please have your son/ daughter return this part of the letter. 

 

I understand the policies of this class and I will put forth my best efforts.

 

Student Name: _____________________________ Class Period: __________ 

Student Signature: _______________________________ Date: ___________ 

Parent Name(s): ________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ 

Contact Phone Number: ___________________________________________ 

Parent Email: __________________________________________________ 

Best Day/ Time to be Reached: _______________________________________

Parent Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________

    

Amber Cox

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