Sydney M. Wilson, a senior at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, was recently presented with the CBNA’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by the Monsanto Company.
Wilson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wilson of Nottingham, received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. Some of Wilson’s significant experiences and accomplishments have included State Star Farmer, 2016, Big E Scholarship Winner, State Extemporaneous Speaking Champion, State Winner in Beef Production. Miss Wilson is under the supervision of Sarah Ward, agricultural education instructor at Coe-Brown.
For the past 69 years, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award has been received by more than 168,000 high school seniors from across the country, which has become a symbol for excellence in agricultural education. As the 2016 winner of this award, Brown’s name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed at Coe-Brown.
Monsanto, a long-time supporter of agricultural education, FFA, 4-H and other farm youth organizations and initiatives, has sponsored the DEKALB Award, named for its brand of seed, since 1998. Monsanto is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality.