Future Farmers of America president and valedictorian of the Roxton High senior class, Kaylee Dillard, is a quiet leader who is willing to help others at all times. Setting an example for others through her great devotion and humble work ethic, Dillard is a Young Leader of Lamar County.

Dillard was born and raised in Roxton, Texas, where she spent her time with family, playing sports, and studying. She has always been interested in education since a young age and was inspired by her teachers to become one. Taking advantage of the partnership Roxton has with PJC, Dillard will be graduating not only as valedictorian of her class but also with 60 credits already finished.. Dillard plans to attend A&M Commerce after she graduates from PJC in May with an associates degree.

Dillard spends her time outside of school studying, working at “The Fish Place” and playing basketball. Her involvement as FFA President also reaches outside of school as Dillard and her team volunteer regularly at the Roxton Food Pantry directly benefiting the community of Roxton. Dillard has also been in Beta since freshman year, and up until this year she has been a part of the Roxton girls basketball team.

“Being in FFA has not only taught me leadership skills, but it has also forced me to talk more which has helped me overcome my shyness.” A piece of advice from Dillard for the underclassmen, “Don’t give up on your dreams.”

Kaylee Dillard is the epitome of a humble leader, staying constantly busy but always pursuing a bigger and better goal. Dillards dual-credit teacher Jill Hinton said, “She is conscientious, studious and is willing to help others at all times.”  Dillard is a Young Leader of Lamar County and will be a great educator for the next generation of learners.


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