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Aldine FFA students, art students earn $206,437 at annual Livestock Show

Aldine FFA students, art students earn $206,437 at annual Livestock Show
Posted on 02/07/2019

Champion Steer

The Aldine community once again showed its outstanding support for Aldine ISD FFA (Future Farmers of America) and art students by pledging $206,437 to their projects at the 60th Annual FFA Livestock Show and Country Fair, held Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center.

Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. La Tonya M. Goffney said she was impressed that the Aldine community rewarded students for their hard work and dedication.

“It was thrilling to watch our students proudly showcase their projects – the artwork they created, the animals they raised and even the cakes they painstakingly baked,” she said. “Their passion and dedication was evident. I want to thank the Aldine community for its support of Aldine ISD.”

For the second consecutive year, Nick Cain raised the grand champion steer, which was purchased by the First Construction Group for $14,000. The reserve grand champion steer was raised by Dakorey Siner and was purchased by the Operations Group for $7,000.

The grand champion goat was raised by Azaria Jackson and was purchased by the Operations Group for $5,500. The reserve grand champion goat was raised by Nick Cain and was purchased by the Aldine Optimist Club for $3,000.

The grand champion lamb was raised by Christopher Larranga and was purchased by the Superintendent’s Group for $7,500. The reserve grand champion lamb was raised by Joseph Barcus and was purchased by the Aldine Vertical Group for $3,000.

The grand champion turkey was raised by Esteban Rodriguez and was purchased by Beasley Tires for $3,500.

The grand champion broilers were raised by Nick Cain and were purchased by the Aldine Buyers Group for $2,500. The reserve grand champion broilers were raised by Esteban Rodriguez and were purchased by the Eisenhower Vertical Group for $1,600.

The grand champion artwork was created by Nicole Jimenez and was purchased by the Superintendent’s Group for $7,500.

The reserve grand champion artwork was created by Jonathan Perales and was purchased by TCCA for $3,250.

The scholarship cake was created by the Eisenhower FFA and was purchased for $1,500 by Jane Schleter.

The money earned by FFA students can be used for college scholarships or to fund projects for the 2020 Livestock Show and Country Fair.