FFA medals at Smith County


Vivian Tavarez, Editor in Chief

FFA students competed in the Smith County Junior Livestock show on March 31st and April 1st under the direction of sponsor Kenneth Carnes. Austin Burris and Brianna Crawford competed with senior bucks. Burris won grand champion in the senior buck class. Crawford placed 2nd reserve with her senior buck. Travis Williams won reserve champion, junior doe, and won grand champion of his class. Carlie Williams competed with her junior and senior buck. Amber Lee competed with two senior does.  Hannah Ritchie won breed champion.

Sydnie Murrell & Royal won 1st in class, Grand Champion Brangus heifer, and Reserve Overall heifer. Murrell and Chardonnay placed 2nd in class. Dillon Line and Charm, along with her calf Tito, won 1st in class. Line and Harlie, along with her calf Quinn, placed 2nd in class. Hannah Ritchie and RB placed 1st in their class and won Grand Champion ORB heifer. Madison Smith and Rosemary placed 1st in class and won Grand Champion Charolais heifer. Alejandro Martinez and Dream Catcher placed 1st in class. Hayden Acker and Sweetpea placed 2nd in class. Amber Lee and Candace placed 3rd in class. Akayla Manning and Potluck placed 3rd in class.

Travis Williams and his commercial heifer placed 4th and made the sale. Murrell’s cake and cookies both placed 1st and went in the silent auction. Crawford’s cake pops and cookies both placed 1st and went in the silent auction. Martinez made a bumper grill and placed 4th.

“I’m grateful to be given the opportunity to win at my last senior show,” Ritchie said. “I’m going to miss representing Chapel Hill at the Junior shows.”

FFA will hold their end of the year banquet on Friday, May 14th at Friendly Baptist Church.