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Southside FFA Showing Success!!!

During the holiday break the Southside Future Farmers of America (FFA) competed at the Bexar County Junior Livestock Show at the AT&T Center. This three day long show included shows for several different species of livestock including swine, goats, sheep, cattle, poultry, and rabbits as well as a creative arts show and Agricultural Mechanics show. We had 36 exhibitors with 72 entries in this year’s show which was an increase from last year Below are the results from the show.

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Market Swine:
Baylee Gonzalez 5th Place Yorkshire
Fernando Guevara 10th Place Yorkshire
Justin Huron 3rd Place Berkshire
Miguel Hernandez 3rd Place Chester White
Joe Melendez 9th Place Hampshire
Cassandra Sliva 5th Place Yorkshire
Matthew Sorrow 2nd Place Spots
Dreaven Teeple 8th Place Hampshire
Kaleb Terrell 9th Place Duroc
Savanna Rodriguez Durocs
Klarissa Mejia Spots
John Cansino Hamphire
Desiree Gonzalez Yorkshire
Carlos Moreno Hampshire
Clinton Wilkins Yorkshire
Madison Wilkins Spots

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Breeding Swine:
Michaela Mattison Grand Champion Landrace
Justin Huron 9th spots, 8th Berkshire
Carlos Moreno 8th Hampshire
John Cansino 6th Hampshire
Baylee Gonzalez 7th Yorkshire
Desiree Gonzalez 13th Yorkshire
Miguel Hernandez 1st Chester White
Brianna Moreno 12th Spots
Klarissa Mejia 8th Place Spots
Joe Melendez 14th Duroc
Savanna Rodriguez 6th Duroc
Cassandra Sliva 18th Yorkshire
Matthew Sorrow 8th Spots
Dreaven Teeple 7th Hampshire, 14th Spots
Madison Wilkins 6th Spots

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Market Goats:
Stephen Wolf 8th Place
Mark Rodriguez 8th Place
Jordan Onofre 7th Place
Katrina Deleon
Misty Peoples
Christopher Martinez

Market Sheep:
Brianna Mathews

Boilers:
Megan Martinez

Rabbits:
Zoe Talbert 43rd Place
Levi McDonald
Ashley Jones

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Creative Arts: Denyel Dominguez, 1st Cake Decorating, 1st Photography People, 3rd Photography Animals, 2nd Sculpture, 3rd Cookies Baking

Agricultural Mechanics:
Joey Hernandez Grand Champion Gate
Daniel Dominguez Reserve Champion Livestock Equipment
Jordan Onofre Reserve Champion Outdoor Furniture

Also during the MLK holiday, 10 FFA members exhibited their pigs at the Hill Country District Gilt Show in Kerville, Texas. This was tough competition from several surrounding counties but Southside again had success! We had 3 students place in the top 10 with one student placing 7th and bringing home some premium money.

Matthew Sorrow 7th Black OPB
Justin Huron Top Ten Finish Black OPB
Savanna Rodriguez Top Ten Finish Durocs
Madison Wilkins Black OPB
Cassandra Sliva Yorkshire
Desiree Gonzalez Yorkshire
Joe Melendez Duroc
Miguel Hernandez White OPB
Michaela Mattison White OPB

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