Royal FFA show raises more than $270K for students

By R. Hans Miller | News Editor
Posted 4/21/21

Royal ISD held its annual Future Farmers of America show on Saturday, April 10 with 72 student projects bringing in more than $270,000 for students. This year’s show was the 65th held by the …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Royal FFA show raises more than $270K for students

Posted

Royal ISD held its annual Future Farmers of America show on Saturday, April 10 with 72 student projects bringing in more than $270,000 for students. This year’s show was the 65th held by the district and more than 500 people showed up to support RISD FFA students.

“Other activities associated with this traditional FFA event included the BBQ luncheon which fed over 580 people. The FFA Parade was another huge success for the participants and was a treat for those who viewed the entries along the parade route,” said Royal ISD Career and Technical Education Director Ronnie Melton.

Prior to the show, the district’s traditional parade was held with the Best of Theme trophy being awarded to the Brookshire Youth Sports League. In the announcement, Melton also expressed appreciation to those who coordinated the activities that made the parade and show a success for the students.

Winners at this year’s show include:

  • Litzie Gonzales’ champion market steer which sold for $10,000 to Goya Foods.
  • Iliana Valencia’s reserve market steer which sold for $12,000 to Texas State Land Developers.
  • Kaelyn Hein’s champion heifer which sold for $8,500 to Scott and Michelle Hartman.
  • Averi Rogney’s reserve champion heifer which sold for $5,000 to MLS Machining & Fabrication.
  • Mariwinae Wolfe’s champion market swine which sold for $3,200 to Vahalik & Vahalik.
  • Mackenzie Freeman’s reserve market swine which sold for $4,000 to Brookshire Car Care.
  • Jaylyn Danz’s champion market goat which sold for $4,500 to The Roof Depot.
  • Elizabeth Ibarra’s reserve market goat which sold for $3,200 to Tonkawa Farms.
  • Joshua McDonald’s three champion broilers which sold for $2,500 to Brookshire Car Care.
  • Jarvis Campbell’s reserve three broilers which sold for $2,700 to Gostecnik Law Firm.
  • Stephanie De La Rosa’s champion horticulture project which sold for $3,000 to R&R COOP.
  • Jessica Aguilar’s reserve horticulture project which sold for $1,200 to Andy and Karen Murray.

Melton said this year’s show set sales records in three categories and additional add-ons to support the students were still coming in as of last week.

For a full gallery of the winners of this year’s RISD FFA show, visit: https://bit.ly/3v8qUsG

Comments

No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here