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Hempstead FFA Project Show Nets over $100K for Students


Posted Date: 03/08/2019

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The annual Hempstead FFA Project Show held at the Waller County Fairgrounds February 28 and March 1 looks to be another great year for students as preliminary figures at the close of the auction on Friday night indicate this year’s sale netted just over $100,000 for student exhibitors.

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The top five buyers for this year’s project show included Tom & Sue Jambers, Yellow Rose Real Estate, Ricky Pearce - The Nut Place, Odis Styers - Styers Construction/Styers Realty, and Lansdowne-Moody Kubota.

The scholarship pig brought in $5,575 with donations from Barry & Laurie Bettis, Lansdowne Moody, Ricky Pearce, Fife Realty, 9G Remodeling, Tom & Sue Jambers, Sheriff R. Glenn Smith, Alex Molina, TAT Automotive, Mendoza Family, Judith Richey, First National Bank - Waller Branch, Mike & Liz Pirkle, Photo Outlet, Derrick Family, Klausmeyer Family, Deutrich Family, Gregory Family, Double T Crew, and Lopez Family.

The 2019 Champions were named at the Project Show on Thursday night.  The results were as follows:

Grand Champions:  Broilers - Levi Finch, Rabbits - J’Ariel Gillis; Goat - Ian McCaffery; Lamb - Alyssa Harvey; Swine - Alahnna Schmidt; Heifer - Trey Derrick; and Steer - Miah Lopez.

Reserve Champions:  Broilers - Chloe Hogue; Rabbits - Lexi Kawarsky; Goat - Alexander Santibanez; Lamb - Brandy Macedo; Swine - Amber Davis; Heifer - Howard Menke; and Steer - Brooke Hollan.

Showmanship awards went to:  Goat - Hailey Oldham; Lamb - Alyssa Harvey; Swine - Kory Kwiatkowski; Heifer - Howard Menke; and Steer - Brooke Hollan.

The Hempstead FFA Chapter is truly grateful to the community for their continued support and would like to extend a special thanks to all the buyers at the 2019 FFA Project Show.  The FFA Chapter is also grateful to everyone who contributed to the show’s success through volunteer services and monetary donations.

Anyone desiring to donate to a student’s project, the scholarship fund, or the 25 Club, may still do so by sending a donation to Hempstead High School Attn: Todd Thiel, P.O. Box 1007, Hempstead, Texas 77445 or call 979.826.3331, Ext. 322.