Jakob Miles, has been named Student of the Month at PBL High School. Jakob is the son of Jason and Jennifer Miles of rural Paxton.
The junior student was nominated by Ag teacher, Doug Anderson, who stressed Jakob’s work ethic and his leadership. In reference to Jakob’s work in his Ag Mech Tech class, Anderson said, “Jakob works so hard and quietly leads as he helps students that do not understand as well.”
Anderson continued by describing Jakob’s multiple contributions to FFA. “He has been working before and after school in training for several FFA contests. In September, he was the 1st place individual overall in our Section Land-Use (Soils Judging) contest out of approximately 70 contestants. He also helped our National Poultry team earn 5th place in the nation. As an individual he placed 20th out of more than 140 students in that contest.
His most recent effort was to prepare for our section and state Agronomy CDE’s. He not only did his own preparation, but he also assisted with the younger students by teaching them as well. He was the top individual in the section Agronomy contest, and we very recently learned, that the team took the first place position at the state Agronomy contest. He deserves a lot of the credit for that achievement.”
Besides FFA, Jakob’s school participation includes the Golf Team and the Bridge Team.
Outside of school, Jakob has done volunteer work at the Hands of Christ Food Pantry in Paxton, and during the summer has worked for an excavating company, owned by Kalin Kocher. He also raises chickens as his supervised agriculture experience.
As a junior, Jakob has not finalized his future plans, but he knows that he wants to attend college in an agriculture program.