By: Caitlin Ward, Contributing Writer
Zack Schnarre, senior at Centralia High School, works at Schnarre Farms during his FLEX block.
Schnarre Farms is a 5,200 acre family farm, owned by the Schnarre family. He plans to continue working on the farm alongside his dad after high school.
FLEX is a block of class where students work during the school day and gain valuable job experience. Many students who participate in FLEX continue to work at their current jobs, including Schnarre.
Schnarre’s favorite part about FLEX is being able to work outside and drive various pieces of farm equipment. Schnarre’s job consists of a variety of work such as field work, fixing fences, working cattle and sometimes shop work. “It is a lot of miscellaneous work and it really depends on the time of the year. Like right now I am drilling wheat and spreading anhydrous (NH3) in the fields,” Schnarre said.
Schanarre explains that senior year is the best time to FLEX because there are not as many challenging classes, so he has more free time to work and hangout with friends.