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Anna HS FFA students farewell at County Livestock Show

staff reports
Taryn Maxwell the champion middleweight market goat, and the reserve champion lightweight market goat during the Collin County Livestock Show.

Anna High School FFA members made their school proud during the recent Collin County Livestock Show. For the third consecutive year, Case Burney won overall grand champion broilers. Leeah Heaslett earned the reserve champion fryers honor for her pen of meat rabbits. Jaidyn Delaune, Presley Merritt, and Bellarayn Simmons each placed first in their class at the breeding rabbit show. 

At the Ag Mechanics Show, the team was named overall grand champion with a boomless pasture sprayer exhibited by Hayleigh Wagner, James Rollins, Jacob Rollins, and Tate Stroup. Not to be outdone, Carlos Aleman, Case Burney, Felix Hernandez, Riley Shortridge, and Skyler Watson won a division champion and two reserve division champion awards with their shop table and Santa Maria grill. This qualified them for sale.

Brayden Fisher qualified for the sale with his market lamb at the Collin County Livestock Show.

In the goat show, Taryn Maxwell exhibited the champion middleweight market goat, along with the reserve champion lightweight market goat. Jordan Shute has reserve champion middleweight market goat, while Hannah Price and Emily Dempsey’s goat projects each took the top spot in their class. Samantha Rodgers and Kaitlyn Darden both qualified for the sale as well. Price also received the champion goat showmanship award. 

Madison Cervantes, Tyler French, and Abby Riggs qualified for sale with swine projects. Brayden Fisher did as well with his market lamb. 

The livestock show ended with the heifer and horticulture show. Heifer exhibitors Jaden Adams, Jamison Adams, Jett Adams, Tristin Durrett, and Case Burney each finished within the top two places of their class. 

Jordan Shute with his reserve champion middleweight market goat at the Collin County Livestock Show.

In the horticulture portion, FFA members showed plants they grew in class and live floral arrangements. Kendall Torres earned reserve division champion in the greenhouse division for her sunflower project, qualifying her for the sale.