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East Central FFA Continues the winning streak
East Central senior Jordan Hevner enjoys the moment with Barry Hevner after winning first in steer class at the State Fair of Texas prior to participating in the auction sale.
Each fall brings cooler temperatures, the stir of excitement, and the State Fair of Texas in Dallas and the Heart of Texas Fair in Waco.
This year, the 127th State Fair of Texas offered many opportunities for the East Central FFA members, well beyond the chance to see the official new Big Tex. As a result, the East Central FFA won honors at both fairs.
State Fair of Texas
While several exhibitors were pulled, Logan Taylor’s swine entry placed seventh.
In the sheep barn, Amy Moran placed seventh with her lamb entry.
In the cattle barn, Callan Sramek placed sixth with her steer, while Kylie Patterson and Jordan Hevner both placed first in their respective categories. Both Jordan and Kylie earned spots in the very competitive sale.
During the breeding cattle week, Julie Kosub’s heifer earned fourth place and Crystalyn Bettice’s entry also placed fourth.
Students competed in an array of other activities including science fair and public speaking.
Lindsey Hamer placed third in the microbiology division of the science fair, while Kylie Patterson earned reserve champion in the animal systems division.
In public speaking, Kaitlyn Kempen earned Champion Junior Western Heritage Public Speaker honors. Kylie Patterson was named Champion Senior Agricultural Communication.
Heart of Texas Fair
During the Heart of Texas Fair, both Kylie Patterson and Katie Kempen spoke in the second annual public speaking contest. Katie was named the Reserve Champion Junior Speaker in Animal Science. Kylie was the winner of the Agricultural Policy division and Reserve Grand Champion Senior Speaker, earning a $250 scholarship.
In addition, the East Central FFA livestock judging began its year with a bang.
Kaitlyn Kempen placed 10th in the Junior Division.
Kylie Patterson and Jordan Hevner placed fifth and 36th in the senior division, respectively.
In addition, seven freshmen made this trip to Waco.
To close out the Heart of Texas Fair, Kylie placed first with her Brahman heifer and was one of the top five showmen for the Brahman breed.
To learn more about the East Central FFA, contact the East Central AgriScience Department at 210-581-1185.
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