CFISD Livestock Show raises $630,000-plus
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing three Cy Ranch High School students who had taken on the responsibility of raising livestock animals and were just days away from showing them in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District Annual Livestock Show and Sale.
I was more than impressed with their dedication to their animals, and the poise and confidence they had gained (at least partially) from participating in great 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) programs.
I learned Friday that more than $630,000 was raised at the livestock show, and want to congratulate those three students - junior Heather Kilway who showed one hog, junior Tabetha Wilson who showed chickens and two goats, and junior Owen Ondruch who showed a hog, goat and heifer and all of the Cy-Fair ISD students who have given up countless mornings, afternoons and weekends to properly care for their animals.
Congratulations to Owen, whose goat was named Grand Champion in that category. His goat sold for $7,500 to Jarrar & Company, Inc.
A big pat on the back goes to Brandy Elrod, Cy Ranch FFA Sponsor and Agriscience teacher, and the many, many other teachers and staff members who assisted students during the year and with the show. You are building great minds!
The Cy-Fair community was also extremely generous. The Premium Sale (live auction) raised $392,550; the Freezer Sale (animals not placing high enough for the live auction) brought in $154,110; and the district received an additional $86,594 in contributions. The total amount raised as of Friday was $633,254, and donations were taken through the weekend.
It was great to see a crowd of new and returning buyers at our Livestock Sale this year. Their support of our FFA students is commendable," said Denise Kubecka, coordinator of secondary technology applications and Livestock Show records manager. Thanks also to the hundreds of volunteers who gave countless hours of their time to run the show and sale. The students gain so much from the experience."
For a list of Grand and Reserve champions, and donors, go to www.cfisd.net
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