Burnette receives 2017 Exeter DEKALB award
Lanna Burnette, of Exeter High School, was presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company. Burnette, the daughter of Tim Burnette and Becky Coffey, received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. Burnette’s significant experiences and accomplishments have included placement in canine production and ownership in fruit and vegetable production. Joe Moore is Burnette’s agricultural education instructor at Exeter High School. This year the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award celebrated 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, Burnette’s name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed at Exeter High School. Contributed by Madelyn Cole, Exeter FFA Chapter Reporter.