of Harrold, SD will graduate from Highmore High
School in May, 1999 with plans to continue his education at South Dakota
State University, Brookings, SD. He is active in football, track, basketball
and wrestling, lettering in football, wrestling and rodeo.
As a high school rodeo athlete, he is vice president of the Rodeo Club
and is a 4-year qualifier has for state finals competition.
for inclusion in Who's Who Among American High School Students, Kotton
is a member of the National Honor Society, Academic Olympics and Future
Business Leaders of America. His FFA involvement includes Chapter Reporter,
State Convention Delegate, Farm Safety Teacher, and member of State Judging
and Champion Shooting Teams.
He has received his Chapter Degree, Greenhand Award, Pin Award and Star
Chapter Agribusinessman award.
working on his parent's (Kip and Deb Krull) ranch, he has been a 4-H member
for 11 years, holding all offices, volunteering during the Holidays to
deliver food baskets to the elderly, as a server at the community supper
held yearly and gives his time to mow and clean the community cemetery.
He has received the 4-H Community Service Award and has been a State 4-H
rodeo qualifier and member on the State 4-H Champion Shooting Team.
serves as assistance coach and as an official for AAU wrestling.
pursuing a degree in animal science, his goal is to accepted to Iowa State
University's veterinary program, to specialize in equine veterinary and
"My academic interest is strong in all the sciences," says Kotton.
"I believe my agricultural background and working knowledge of the
ranch are advantages in my chosen career."