Career Center students win more awards than ever before at Jackson County Fair
August 13, 2019
Jackson, Mich. – The AgriScience/FFA students at the Jackson Area Career Center will have a lot to brag about when school starts next week.
The time they spent raising and caring for livestock throughout the school year – and on their own free time – paid off big time at the Jackson County Fair. Not only did they have several students competing in so many different areas, they won more awards than ever before.
Students brought home 34 banners from Market and Showmanship classes across all species, including swine, sheep, rabbits, steer, dairy, goat and poultry – with many of them placing in the top five. Several Career Center/FFA students were also named Grand Champion or Reserve Champion in their respective competitions, with three students making it into the Overall Showman Sweepstakes. Napoleon High School graduate Ashton Jordon was named 2019 Senior Small Animal Grand Champion Overall Showman and Western High School Graduate Christine Eckert was named 2019 Senior Large Animal Grand Champion Overall Showman. Corrin Ridley, who graduated from Northwest High School, participated in both Small and Large Overall Showmanships and placed 6th and 5th respectively.
FFA Team Advisor Danielle Martinez said she is so proud of the hard work and dedication her members put into their projects. “Our show team quote this year was ‘You can’t control the outcome, but you can control the effort’, and their efforts throughout the summer and school year paid off in a big way,'' said Martinez.
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