Methodist Children’s Home had a large group of students representing the Ag program this year during the Heart O’ Texas Fair and Rodeo in Waco, Texas. Thirty-four students from the charter school, operated in partnership with University of Texas-University Charter School system, prepared and showed animals during the junior livestock show.
These students began working with their animals at the start of the school year in August. Many of the students were showing animals for the first time.
“I tell the kids that it is hard to show at the Heart O’ Texas first because it is such a big show,” said Steve Kruse, ag teacher. “The animals are just as scared as the students thus it is a learning experience for everyone. Go out there, watch the judge, listen to what the judge says about your project, but most of all, have fun and you’re a winner for being there.”
Results are listed below:
Steers: Limousin – Galen (3rd place); Shorthorn – Chris (4th); AOB – Iona (6th); Maine – Marisa (7th)
Swine: BOPB – Julio (4th), Samaya (5th); Duroc – Roger (2nd), Kiayani (3rd), Danny (5th), Blake (8th); Yorkshire – Bryce (7th), Adam (8th), Ladarius (8th), Landon (11th); Cross – Phillip (7th), Sam (9th); Hampshire – Noah (8th)
Goats: Dustin – 6th, Jackson – 8th, Lucas – 11th, Triston – 12th, Camray – 14th
Sheep: Hair sheep – Layla (10th), Faith (11th), Duane (14th); Medium wool – Jaelyne (12th); Southdown – Niki (8th), Christina (9th), Juliana (10th), Adrianna (12th), Brittney, Dathan, Sai; FWX – D’nayja
Creative Arts projects: Gabe – 1st; Keyon – 1st; Tristen – 1st; Mikey – 4th; Jose – 5th
The Heart O’ Texas Fair and Rodeo took place from Oct. 4-13 at Extraco Events Center in Waco. Several other local schools also competed in the junior livestock show. Congratulations to all our kids who participated in this show!