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Hagerman High School student receives highest agricultural honor

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Justin Armstrong was recently presented Hagerman High School’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award. He is the son of Chet and Todie Armstrong.
Armstrong, who was the salutatorian of his graduating class, received the award for his excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. His significant experiences and accomplishments have included serving as chapter president, earning his state FFA degree and winning numerous career development event honors.
As the winner of the award, his name will be recorded on a permanent plaque, which will be displayed at the high school.
Armstrong plans to attend New Mexico State University and major in agricultural and extension education.
Codi Montes-Dennis is Armstrong’s agricultural education instructor at Hagerman High School.
The award is sponsored by Monsanto Company, a long-time supporter of agricultural education, FFA, 4-H and other farm youth organizations and initiatives. The company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality.
The DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award celebrates its 70th anniversary, during which time over 168,000 high school seniors from across America have received the award.