Western Reserve FFA
COLLINS Megan Hembree of Western Reserve High School was recently presented the school's highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company.
Megan, the daughter of Tim Hembree of Oberlin and Kendra Courtney of Wakeman, received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. Megan's significant experiences and accomplishments have included receiving her state degree, serving as the 2005-2006 secretary, and the 2006-2007 chapter president, and being a member of the State Equine Judging team and State Cooperative Education team.
This year the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award celebrates its 60th anniversary. Over these 60 years more than 158,000 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. In 2006, more than 2,050 students from high schools in 49 of the 50 states were recognized with an award.
As the winner of the 2007 award, Megan's name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed at Western Reserve High School.
Monsanto, a long-time supporter of agricultural education, FFA, 4-H and other farm youth organizations and initiatives, has sponsored the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, named for its brand of seed, since 1998.