Waxahachie FFA show team makes clean sweep at fall major shows

group of students and judges posing with a pig, large checks and champion banner

Waxahachie FFA students represented the district at several of the fall major shows, competing at an exemplary level.

   

Swine 

Waxahachie High freshman Towne Hood placed third in the Junior Market Barrow Show at The State Fair of Texas in Dallas on Sept. 27. 

WHS senior Ashlyn Summers placed fourth at the Junior Market Barrow Show at The State Fair of Texas on Sept. 29. 

Both Waxahachie FFA members qualified for The State Fair of Texas Sale of Champions, which was held on Sept. 30. 

WHS senior Ashlyn Summers found success again a few weeks later at The Heart O’ Texas Fair and Rodeo, as well as The United Livestock Show held at The Extraco Events Center in Waco, on Oct. 16 through Oct. 18. Summers had Reserve Champion Dark OPB and the Reserve Lightweight Division Cross Champions at The Heart O’ Texas Fair on Oct. 17. The next day, Summers competed again at The United Livestock Show and had a first-place cross gilt, Champion Poland China gilt, Champion Berkshire Gilt, Reserve Champion Senior Showmanship, and was selected as the Overall Supreme Champion Gilt with her Berkshire gilt. Summers was joined in her success by Waxahachie FFA member, Jessica Schoolfield who placed ninth in her class with her Chester gilt. 

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Sheep and Goats 

Waxahachie FFA had seven members compete with their lamb projects at The Heart O’ Texas Fair and Jackpot as well. Jonathon Middleton, Westly Smith, Makayla York, and Bentley Crowl all placed top 10 in their classes at both the Heart O’ Texas Fair. York placed third in her lightweight class and finished the day by placing first and winning her medium wool class. 

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Ag Mechanics 

The Ag Mechanics team found success as well as the backdrop at The Heart O’ Texas Fair and Rodeo.   

WHS sophomore Wyatt Caverly placed second in his tractor-mounted, farm machinery class with his Arena Drag that he designed and built. 

WHS junior Case Lucky also placed second in his non-towable outdoor cooking class with his customer 36” firepit with grill. 

WHS juniors Bryce Martin and Hagan Austin won their towable, outdoor cooking class and Reser Outdoor Cooking Division Champion with their custom fabricated smoker and charcoal grill trailer. In addition to their prizes, both students also received $250 scholarships to Texas State Technical College. 

WHS junior Kyan Frisbee also won his wildlife class and was selected as the Overall Wildlife Division Champion for his Deer Blind project. In addition to his prizes, Frisbee also received a $500 scholarship to TSTC. 

The Waxahachie FFA ag mechanics show team was also awarded Sweepstakes Champions for the 2020 Heart O’ Texas Ag Mech Show. 

The Waxahachie FFA is entering their Leadership Development Events season now. They will compete at the Blackland District Leadership Development Events on Wednesday, Nov. 11.  

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WISD proudly supports these students, teachers, and organizations. 

For more information about Waxahachie FFA, contact Jake Mullican, James Glenn, Brooks Humphrey, Jeanette Middleton, or Aubrey Gibson at (972) 923-4600 ext. 21712.