Kendall Lawson – 2021 Capital Region Rising Star

2021 Rising Star and one of Washington's next generation of STEM leaders


Kendall Lawson

Kendall Lawson


12th Grade
Yelm High School
Yelm, WA

Kendall was selected as the Capital Region 2021 Rising Star for her novel use of STEM in her school’s Agriculture program and as part of Future Farmers of America. As part of her work, she has not only created her own business but also used agricultural science to refine and improve the products she develops. Kendall plans to continue her work in STEM by becoming a nurse practitioner. She hopes to provide care to people in need around the world.

Kendall creates and constructs brilliant plans which not only display the succulents but also meet their environmental requirements.Austin Baker, Teacher, Yelm High School

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Nominated By:

Austin Baker
Teacher, Yelm High School

“Kendall has worked hard over the past two years developing her business of propagating and selling succulents for her supervised agriculture experience, a required component of any Ag. student/FFA member. She has invested hundreds of hours in developing both a growth and business plan. She implements what she has learned from her time in agricultural sciences to properly select, propagate, and care for her succulents. She uses the latest greenhouse technology to support the cultivation of her product, pest/disease control and calculating her income and expenditures. She then creates and constructs brilliant ways which not only display the succulents, but also meet their environmental requirements.”

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The Washington STEM Rising Star Awards encourage girls to embrace STEM education and to explore the use of STEM in ways that will support their education, career, and personal development and the development and needs of others.

Meet all of the 2021 Washington STEM Rising Stars on our website!