Milan Pozderac

Milan Pozderac

FREDERICKTOWN -- Milan Pozderac, of Fredericktown, has been named a 2021 Distinguished Senior by the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership at The Ohio State University.

Fitzsimmons, along with 13 other seniors, was selected by the faculty and staff of the department for his excellence both in and out of the classroom.

“ACEL has outstanding students, and we are excited to recognize these 14 seniors for their exceptional efforts in and outside of the classrooms,” said Dr. Shannon Washburn, professor and chair of ACEL. “We know they will succeed in their chosen career paths because of the dedication they have shown to their academics and community involvement.”

Pozderac majors in agriscience education with minors in environmental sciences and production agriculture. As an agriscience education student, Pozderac took classes in teaching methods, program planning, context-based learning, metal fabrication, animal sciences and more.

He also completed required number of field experience hours in high school classrooms through an early field experience program as a sophomore and 14 weeks of student teaching as a senior with the Fairfield Union High School agricultural education program.

Outside of the classroom, Pozderac was a member of FarmHouse Fraternity, H20 Church, Alpha Zeta Partners Honorary, CFAES Ambassadors and the Ohio State Soil Judging Team.

Throughout his time as a student in ACEL, Pozderac has been a recipient of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Agricultural Education and Agricultural Education scholarships and has been named to the CFAES Dean’s List a number of times.

He will graduate in May with a bachelor of science in agriculture. Following graduation, Pozderac will teach agricultural education at Seneca East High School. He is a graduate of Fredericktown High School and the son of Milan and Kim Pozderac.

Agriscience education is one of three undergraduate majors within ACEL. This major prepares students to acquire a license to teach agricultural science in secondary high schools through extensive training in agriculture science, educational psychology, instructional methods and youth development.

For additional information on the agriscience education major or how you can make a financial contribution to student scholarships, visit


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