In Class or atop Tractor, Spring Grad Shines

Brooke Darnell atop her tractor 'Red Scorpion'

Whether she’s acing another test or elbow deep in tractor grease, Eastern Kentucky University Spring 2017 graduate Brooke Darnell knows the value of hard work.

The Cynthiana native, who graduated summa cum laude with a 3.93 GPA, will certainly be remembered by her professors and peers. Dr. Ed Fredrickson, professor in the Department of Agriculture, said Darnell’s “attitude and dedication prove she has what it takes to be successful in this field.”

When she’s not in the classroom or attending meetings, Darnell can be found on her 9,300-pound Super Farm pulling tractor, which she calls “Red Scorpion.” Darnell is a not only a champion driver in the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, but also helps builds her own tractors.

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Published on May 12, 2017