Carnes rebuilds the FFA organization


Alyna Barrientos, Editor in Chief

FFA students competed in spring events to help further build the CTE program under the direction of new sponsor, Kenneth Carnes, who has had the support of School Board members and Booster Club parents.

At the Jan. 29th Fort Worth Livestock show, a calf scramble was held where Miguel Pena, Dalton Line, Dillon Line, Ashlynn Smith, and Kara Pinkerton competed for a certificate to purchase calves for next year’s SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experiences) Project. Smith and Line caught calves winning vouchers to purchase their heifers. In addition, Kaitlyn King and Pinkerton showed their heifers.

In the San Angelo Livestock Rodeo, on Feb. 1,  Alexis  and Shelby Gilleland showed their rabbits along with Smith. Alexis received 1st in class ‘Junior Mini Lop Eared Rabbits’ and 5th ‘Lionhead’ and Shelby received 1st in her class as well for ‘Junior Mini Lop Eared Rabbits’. Smiths eight-year-old rabbit placed in the top half of her category. Also, Pinkerton went on to exhibit her heifers on Feb. 16th.

During the Houston Livestock Show, on Feb. 28th, Cassie Barnett, Pinkerton, and Hannah Ritchie scrambled in front of thousands of viewers. Barnett caught a calf earning her a spot in next year’s show.

“As soon as I caught the calf, a feeling of relief and excitement flowed through me,” said Barnett.

Smith and Gilleland will be in Houston representing Chapel Hill with their rabbits on Friday, March 2nd through Monday,  March 5th.