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Clay Honeycutt Named CALS Outstanding Senior for Community Engagement

Excerpt from article by Kristin Sargent | CALS | Full article

Congratulations to all of the 2019-2020 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Senior Awards recipients.

Outstanding Community Engagement

The award for Outstanding Community Engagement honors a graduating senior who has achieved significant accomplishments in the realm of service. Nominees will be leaders who used their time, talents, and intellect to improve their community. Clay Honeycutt and Marlee Marrotta have been selected as co-recipients of the Outstanding Senior Award for Community Engagement.

Young man posing for a photoClay Honeycutt ’20 will graduate with a degree in biological and agricultural engineering technology and a minor in agribusiness management. He is a Park Scholar who served as a Civic Engagement Initiative facilitator, Freshman Retreat facilitator, and peer mentor program co-director. He was a program assistant for the North Carolina FFA Association where he developed leadership curriculum and coordinated leadership development events, designed logos and marketing materials for conferences, coordinated a large scale trade show that included 75 vendors from across the country, and managed a team of convention staff and visual art specialists for a state-wide conference. Honeycutt served as Vice Chair of the Young Farmers and Ranchers Association, was a representative to the Agri-Life Council, and received the NC State BAE Senior Award for Engagement (2020). He participated in an international agriculture study abroad program to Scotland and Ireland where he learned about agricultural practices and technology unique to the region. Since 2013, he served and continues to serve as a volunteer firefighter for the Spivey’s Corner Volunteer Fire Department where he performs various operations in the areas of technical rescue, fire extinguishing, vehicle rescue, and community assistance. He assists in numerous fundraisers including the National Hollerin’ Contest and BBQ Cook-off. He also served as a classroom volunteer for the Ligon Magnet Middle School FFA Chapter where he worked with 7th and 8th grade students and assisted in the development of a leadership curriculum based on the importance of agriculture and community service. After graduation, Honeycutt will pursue a career in precisions agriculture, controlled animal environments, environmental engineering, or consulting services. He will continue to serve as a volunteer firefighter.

This post was originally published in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences News.