By Mike Keeney
Once again, the Aldine community stepped up to the plate and came through in a big way for Aldine ISD FFA (Future Farmers of America) students.
Aldine ISD employees and business partners pledged $202,000 to student projects during the Sale of Champions, which concluded the 63rd annual FFA Livestock and Art Show, held Jan. 26-28 at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center.
Nimitz High School junior K’Ven Horn raised the Grand Champion steer, purchased by the Superintendent’s Group for $12,000. Classmate Delana Temple raised the Reserve Grand Champion steer, purchased for $5,500 by the Optimist Club.
“It really means a lot to me,” Horn said after his steer Deebo earned the Grand Champion honors. “It makes me proud that this proves I did a good job of showing him. This experience has given me a lot of confidence.”