Kilgore ISD ag students and teachers hosted their annual FFA Project Show and Sale Friday and Saturday, drawing crowds to the Leon Gibson Memorial Ag Farm for food, fun and the display of their livestock and ag mechanics projects.

“A huge thank you to everyone who made this year’s Kilgore FFA Project Show and Sale a success,” said Carey Murphy, Kilgore High School counselor and advisor to the FFA program.

“Ms. Macie Wagstaff — KHS Ag teacher, the ag students, the parents all worked so hard to make this year’s show come together. We are especially thankful to those members of our community who continue to support the students in agriculture. Without the support of the buyers, our students would not be able have these projects. The money spent at our auction goes to the student and is used to purchase the next year’s project or put into savings for their college education.”

Students set up their projects and prepared their animals for the show Friday evening before the main event on Saturday, when judges assessed the animal and Ag Mechanics projects to declare winners in each category.

During the main event, students displayed their projects for judges and spectators. This was followed by a live auction when the crowd of dozens was given a chance to place bids on the projects.

“The crowd was a little light this year, we are hoping that was due to the weather, but we will continue to take add-on money for a week or so,” Murphy said.

The list of winners in each category is as follows:

Market Steer Show

Grand Champion — Kace Murphy

Reserve Champion — Kellen Murphy

3rd place — Karleigh Murphy

Breeding Heifer Show

Grand Champion — Kace Murphy

Reserve Champion — Ruston Hendrickson

3rd place — Karleigh Murphy

Cattle Showmanship Winners

Junior — Kellen Murphy

Senior — Ruston Hendrickson

Market Swine Show

Grand Champion — Carlee Pieper

Reserve Champion — Lillian Vowell

3rd overall- Madison Vowell

4th overall — Ethan Schatz

5th overall — Case Pieper

6th overall — Skylar Greenberg

7th overall — Hailey Posey

8th overall — Con’Swaylia Williams

9th overall — Blayne Jordan

10th overall — Sam Clements

Swine Showmanship Winners

Junior — Madison Vowell

Senior — Carlee Pieper

Market Lamb Show

Grand Champion — Riley Rios

Reserve Champion — Eli Arp

3rd place overall — Garrett Lumpkins

4th place overall — Gabe Arp

5th place overall — Kylie Offerding

6th place overall — Riley Thompson

Lamb Showmanship Winners

Junior — Gabe Arp

Senior — Riley Rios

Market Goat Show

Grand Champion — Makayla Rawls

Reserve Champion — Katy Mason

3rd place overall — Kodi Rawls

4th place overall — Eli Smith

5th place overall — Zachary Riggs

6th place overall — Valeria Zuniga

7th place overall — Nicolas Hosak

8th place overall — Britnee Flynn

Goat Showmanship Winners

Junior — Katy Mason

Senior — Zachary Riggs

Ag Mechanics Show — Metal Division

Grand Champion — Collin Burrows & Zachary Riggs

Reserve Champion — Jonathan Rosas

3rd place — Ricardo Cedillo

4th place — Nicolas Foster

Ag Mechanics Show — Wood Division

Grand Champion — Eva Ray

Reserve Champion — Collin Burrows

3rd place — Sam Clements

4th place — Kenneth Exline

5th place — Braedon Thompson

6th place- Catherine Dennis

Ag Mechanics Showmanship Winners

Junior — Collin Burrows

Senior — Eva Ray

Meat Rabbit Show

Grand Champion — Karleigh Murphy

Reserve Champion — Bryce Borders

3rd place — Chase Borders

4th place — Collin Burrows

5th place — Kaylee Thompson

Rabbit Showmanship Winners

Junior — Collin Burrows

Senior — Chase Borders

Roaster Show

Grand Champion — Jayci Moore

Reserve Champion — Kylie Herrin

3rd place — Joshua Millard

4th place — Maverick Molandes

5th place — Chase Foster

Roaster Showmanship Winners

Junior — Chase Foster

Senior — Maverick Molandes

Anyone who would like to add-on to any FFA exhibitor’s project can contact Murphy or Ms. Wagstaff at Kilgore High School —, or (903) 988-3901 ext. 2112.

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