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Brewen Receives 2007 DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award

Melody Brewen of Fredericktown High School was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company.

Brewen, the daughter of John and Pam Brewen, received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. Brewen’s significant experiences and accomplishments have included serving as chapter Sentinel and President. She also served as Area 15 Vice President and has received numerous FFA honors.

Mike Graham and Tom Mooney are Melody’s agricultural education instructors at Fredericktown High School.

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, over 2,050 students from high schools in 49 of the 50 states were recognized with the Award.

As the winner of the 2007 Award, Brewen’s name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed at Fredericktown 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.

Monsanto is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. For more information about Monsanto, visit their website at

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