Student continues interests in agriculture at N.C. State
Published 3:07 pm Friday, June 15, 2018
Casey Lemons recently completed her first year as a TeachAg ambassador for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University.
As a TeachAg ambassador, Lemons attended the National FFA Convention to promote the
education program at N.C. State. She has traveled to high schools throughout the state encouraging students to enroll in agricultural education at North Carolina State University.
A rising junior at NCSU, Lemons is majoring in Agriculture Education and minoring in Animal Science and Ag Business. She is interested in Agri-Corps, an organization through which American agricultural professionals work with developing countries in experiential, school-based, agricultural education. Her plans include teaching high school agriculture studies and helping handicapped children personally experience agriculture.
A CALS Honor and dean’s list student, Lemons has the highest GPA of students in her major, highest GPA of the Agricultural and Life Sciences academic program as well as highest GPA of 4,833 sophomores, according to school officials.
Lemons is recipient of these local scholarships: Stanly County Cattleman’s Scholarship, SECU Foundation Scholarship and the Stanly County Detachment 2021 Marine Corps League Scholarship.
Her academic success has also been rewarded by her receiving NCSU’s Jim Graham Scholarship and the National Marine Corps League Scholarship.
Lemons balances her academic achievements with several extra-curricular activities. Her freshman year she was a member of the Sigma Alpha Agricultural Sorority, Agricultural Education and Extension Club, and Raleigh Wesley Foundation. Last year she traveled to Haiti with the Wesley Foundation to help with construction of a school for the deaf. One of her fondest memories of that experience was hearing the children sing and realizing how happy the deaf children are even though their society considers them outcasts.
As a sophomore Lemons served as a teaching assistant in the CALS program and became active in the Animal Science Club. She is first vice president of Sigma Alpha Agricultural Sorority. Last winter she attended Sigma Alpha’s National Leadership Convention in Philadelphia.
When a senior at North Stanly High School she qualified for the National High School Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming. Now she continues to rodeo and barrel race and trains performance horses. At NSHS Lemons was FFA president and has maintained her affiliation with FFA as a college student. She hopes to continue this affiliation by becoming an FFA advisor in the future.
Lemons is a member of Stony Hill United Methodist where she has been active with the youth development program for many years. When home from college she mentors the middle and high school youth by being a counselor on mission trips and youth retreats.
She is the daughter of Steve and Marcie Lemons and granddaughter of Dave and Kappa Eash and Greg and Mary Lemons.