Brayden Lester of Roland-Story High School was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the Dekalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company.
Lester, the son of Brent and Amy Lester, received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. Lester’s significant experiences and accomplishments have included his SAE project, being a chapter officer for three years and serving as a District FFA officer the past year.
Brad Taylor is Lester’s agricultural education instructor at Roland-Story High School.
This year the Dekalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award celebrates its 70th anniversary. Over these 70 years, more than 168,000 high school seniors from across the country have received the award, which has become a symbol for excellence and the school’s highest agricultural honor.
As the winner of the 2017 award, Lester’s name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed at Roland-Story High School.
Monsanto, a long-time supporter of agricultural education, FFA and other farm youth organizations and initiatives, sponsors the Dekalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award. Monsanto is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality.