Fina Choat of Riverside High School in Cedar Rapids was recently presented the schools highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company.
Choat, the daughter of Dan and Teri Choat, received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural word experience.
While at Riverside, her experiences and accomplishments include State Star Finalist in Ag Placement, State Swine-Placement Proficiency Winner, 4th State Gold Diversied Ag Placement Proficiency, 3rd State Gold Divergent Livestock Proficiency, State FFA Honor choir, State Silver Medalist in Exempt Speaking, 3rd place Swine Management Team, State Vet Science CDE qualifier, 5th place District Range Judging, 2015-16 Chapter high food sales, 2015-16 Ag-business High Points.
Riverside Agriculture Instructor Makayla Coufal says that Choat’s record says it all,
“She has taken every opportunity given to her and has gone above and beyond.” She said.
As the winner of the 2016 Award, Choat’s name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displaced at Riverside High School.
This year the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award celebrates its 69th anniversary. Over these 69 years more than 168,000 high school seniors from across the country have received the Award.