MCH had a strong performance in the 2013 Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo with 22 students from FFA showing animals and 14 students entering the Creative Arts contest. The fair was held at Extraco Events Center in Waco from October 3-12. Youth showing animals are students in the FFA program led by Steve Kruse through the Methodist Children’s Home School.
This was the first time many of the students showed animals at an event. Kruse said he was very proud of his students for their performance in the show.
“I am pleased with the results because the students all showed well,” he said. “Winning is nice, but it is the lessons our kids learn and the experiences they gain that are important.”
Lambs: FWX - Mathew N.-9th; Southdown - Cassie-8th; Medium wool - Star-4th
Swine: WOPB - Maleak-6th; BOPB - Diego-2nd; DUROC - Michael D.-3rd, Jonah-5th, Tristan-6th, Enzo-9th; HAMP - Stephen J.-6th, Dusty-8th, Michael R.-9th, Mykala-10th; also participating - Jordan P., James C.
Goats: Eliza-12th, Patricia-13th, Thomas-16th
Steer: Chianina division - Dakota-6th, Lloyd-7th; Limousin division - Memo-10th; AOB - Brandon-12th
Creative Arts Entries:
Steven S: 3 photographs - 2 Honorable Mentions, 4th place
Noel: 2 photographs - 2 Honorable Mentions
Dustin: 2 photographs - 4th, 5th
Diego: 2 craft entries (birdhouse and Lego dragster) - 2nd, 3rd
Alfred: 1 baked good entry (fudge) - 1st
Jacob: 1 art entry (3D squares) - Honorable Mention
James R.: 1 baked good entry (nutella cookies) - 1st
Spencer: 1 craft entry (shield and sword metal) - 1st
Marvin: 1 craft entry (Duck Dynasty plaque) - 1st
Brandon: 6 photographs - 5th, 5 Honorable Mentions
Andrew: 2 photographs - 5th, Honorable Mention
Lloyd: 2 photographs - 1st, 3rd
Michael: 1 craft entry (Skittle painting) - 5th
Billy: 1 baked good entry (chocolate truffle) - 3rd
Kruse expressed his appreciation to staff stating, “I want to thank the caseworkers, home parents, administrators, employees and school personnel who came out and supported our young people. I want to give a special thanks to Pat Close for all his hard work and to the ladies in the Development Department who took pictures.”
Congratulations to all our FFA students and Creative Arts competitors!