Category: FFA

Montgomery HS Alumni Jenny Clopton receives FFA American Degree

12-6-2016-6-40-36-pm-3139856Jenny Clopton, a junior at Texas A & M University recently accomplished something no other current or former Montgomery High School Student has ever accomplished. Jenny was awarded the American Degree presented by the Future Farmers of America in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The award is given to less than one half of one percent of the over 600,000 FFA students nationwide. The award is given to students after they have graduated from high school for at least 1 year, and have continued the development of Agricultural Competencies including receiving the State Degree. During her high school years Jenny showed animals across the state of Texas as well competed on team competitions in Live Stock Judging, Radio Broadcasting and Jr. Chapter Conducting. She served as a chapter officer thru out high school years culminating as President her senior year.
Jenny’s Agricultural Adviser at Montgomery High School, John Slaughter (former American Degree Recipient) gave her tremendous support in her desire to achieve her dream. After graduation from Texas A & M University, Jenny plans to continue to pursue her Agricultural passions by being an Agricultural Science Teacher.

Montgomery County Fair queen wins 2016 grand champion steer

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Montgomery High School junior and Montgomery County Fair Queen Bailey Carwile is named Grand Champion in the steer division on Tuesday at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

The Montgomery County Fair queen has yet another jewel to grace her crown after winning grand champion steer Tuesday.

But as if winning the queen and grand champion in the same year wasn’t enough, this is Bailey Carwile’s third time having the top steer in Montgomery County since she started showing when she was eight years old. click here for complete story

 

FFA: CISD students set to showcase FFA projects at county fair

Students from the Conroe Independent School District are preparing their pigs, lambs, steers and goats for their main livestock event of the year at the 58th Annual Montgomery County Fair and Rodeo.

Kimberly Ford, agricultural science teacher at The Woodlands High School, explained that the event marks the culmination of months of hard work. And, while the students show throughout the year, the Montgomery County Fair and Rodeo is the grand finale. click here for complete story

Oak Ridge Student wins at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Calf Scramble Progress Show

Oak Ridge HS Senior, Kelli Sharp who is the current ORHS FFA President, recently won Overall Grand Champion Heifer at the October 12, 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Calf Scramble Progress Show held in Humble, TX.

In order to participate, a student must have previously (in the spring of the same year) caught a calf at the HLSR Livestock Show and Rodeo while representing ORHS FFA. They are given a voucher certificate worth $1500 and must purchase either a steer or heifer to raise for the entire year until the following rodeo season. At that time, the student must come back and participate and show that animal with HLSR.

Only those participants who were calf scramble winners were eligible to show at this venue. Kelli not only won Exotic Grand Champion Division Heifer, she then came back to win the entire show! Kelli received numerous awards such as 2 HLSR belt buckles, $500 scholarship, leather halter, embroidered bag, and custom HLSR vest.