ALDINE – Even in these challenging times, the show went on for Aldine ISD’s FFA (Future Farmers of America) students. Although the number of projects was down from the previous year, FFA students could show off their animals. The Aldine community rewarded the students with funds for college scholarships and future projects thanks to members of the Aldine community who purchased projects during the Sale of Champions on Friday, Jan. 29.
“I want to thank all of the students, their parents, and our outstanding Ag teachers who participated in this year’s event,” said Franklin Higgins, Director of Career and Technical Education. “And I also want to thank our Board of Trustees, Superintendent Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney, members of her Executive Leadership Team, and the Aldine community members for their continued support of our students.”
Nimitz High’s Delana Temple raised the Grand Champion Steer, purchased by the New Construction Group for $12,500. Briana Faulk of Davis High School raised the Reserve Grand Champion Steer. The Aldine Noon Optimist Club purchased it for $7,000.
MacArthur High student Emily Montoya raised the Grand Champion Pig, purchased by the Aldine Noon Optimist Club for $8,500. The Reserve Grand Champion Pig was raised by Joshua Williams of Eisenhower High School and was purchased by the Eisenhower Buyer’s Group for $3,750.
The Grand Champion Goat was raised by Aaron Hernandez of Nimitz High School and was purchased by the Superintendent’s Buyer’s Group for $4,500.
The Grand Champion Lamb was raised by Timothy Tobar of Eisenhower High School and was purchased by the Aldine Buyer’s Group for $3,500.
The Grand Champion Turkey was raised by Joshua Piper of Eisenhower High School and was purchased by the Superintendent’s Buyer’s Group for $3,750.
The Grand Champion Broilers were raised by Lanicia Johnson of Nimitz High School and were purchased by the Aldine Buyer’s Group for $2,250.
Joshua Ramirez of Nimitz School produced the Grand Champion Artwork and was purchased for $3,000; the Scholarship Banner was produced by the Aldine High FFA and was purchased by the Operations Buyer’s Group for $2,100.
The CTE Department took every measure to ensure the safety and health of all who attended the 62nd Annual FFA Livestock and Art Show.