Kylee Alene King, of Webster City High School, was recently presented the school's highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company.
King, the daughter of Carl and Shannon King, received the award for excellence in the academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. King's significant experiences and accomplishments have included 2011-2012 Webster City FFA President, 2010 Star Chapter Farmer, and the 2009 Star Chapter Greenhand.
Kurt Veldhuizen is King's agricultural education instructor at Webster City High School.
This year the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award celebrates its 65th anniversary. Over these 65 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. In 2011, more than 2,000 students from high schools in 49 of the 50 states were recognized with the Award. As the winner of the 2012 Award, Kylee King's name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed at Webster City High School.
Monsanto, a long-time supporter of agricultural education, FFA, 4-H, 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.