The Cherokee County Jr. Livestock Show made the front page of the Tyler paper, as well as the Cherokeean Herald over the weekend, and THS's own Brianna Lynn, and TES's Eli Huckaby and Will Davis made the headline photos for the articles. (see links below for stories).
It was a great week for all of our exhibitors. #1, all of our kids who exhibited market eligible projects made the sale. However, the accolades and awards seemed to not stop over the course of the show. It began with Mrs. Ackers' Horticulture group taking Reserve Champion in the plant show on Wednesday, followed by many champion buckles being won in the swine show.
Blake Norris won Grand Champion Breeding Gilt, and Lindsey Lowry took Reserve Breeding Gilt. Grady Lowry won Grand Champion Market Gilt as well as Jr. Showmanship. Jake Hardy was the recipient of the Sr. Showmanship award.
The poultry exhibitors also made a great showing, with Meredith Howell taking the Sr. Showmanship buckle in the Broiler show.
Natalie Howell received Grand Champion Meat Pen (market rabbit).
Troup also swept the market lamb show with Violet Eason receiving Grand Champion, and Kayla Moelendorf taking Reserve Champion. Kayla also received the Market Lamb Showmanship award.
Then in the cattle shows, we took many first place and second place class finishes in class, but Mason Hunter took Grand Champion and Izzy Owens took Reserve Champion in the Breeding Heifer Exotic Breed Division.
In the Ag Mechanics show, Dylan Hays won Grand Champion in the Home and Yard Conveniences category, while Christian Howell took Grand Champion in the Wildlife and Recreation category.
We finally wrapped up the week's events with a livestock judging contest on Saturday morning, where Troup FFA members Brianna Lynn, Courtney Lynn, Mason Hunter, and Josseline Arellano took the top spot to win the contest, with Brianna, Courtney, and Mason taking the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th high point individual spots respectively. Brianna was also awarded a $1000 scholarship for being the 2nd place high point individual.
This is just the highlight reel of the accomplishments that our kids achieved over the week. For a full list of kids and placings, check out our Troup FFA FAcebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/
trouphsffa) Overall we feel that this was an exceptional finish for our Troup FFA and Young Farmers, especially after not being able to exhibit their projects last year. We are extremely proud of our kids and would encourage you to congratulate them on their accomplishments.
Links for the newspaper stories, click below.