The North Hopkins FFA Chapter boasts 60 busy members who participate in numerous areas of FFA involvement. The chapter officers visited the KSST/Channel 18 studio to discuss the upcoming Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show to be held in Sulphur Springs February 22-24 in the Civic Center arena.
Chapter President is Senior Rachel Stanley, who will show a Charolais-mix steer. Rachel has been showing livestock for 8 years. Her twin brother who is Chapter VP Samuel Stanley will show a mixed-breed steer during his 10th year of entering livestock shows. First VP Faith Wheeler shows chickens and Secretary Amy Sprague will show a Boer goat, and both young ladies will proceed to the Houston Livestock Show following the local show. Breeanna Hicks is Chapter Reporter and she will enter her pens of chickens in the poultry division. All these students credit their families as well as the North Hopkins FFA Advisor Team Christin Daugherty, Britney Bettes and Richard Watson with setting them on the road to success.
Without exception, these students expressed that FFA has given them a foot forward in planning for careers when they graduate. Despite the early and late hours and the daily responsibility for feeding, grooming and handling their projects, all the students agree that working with livestock has instilled confidence and an I-can-do-it attitude in facing challenges successfully. Be sure and give a handshake or a pat on the back to the hard-working North Hopkins FFA students when you see them at the county show!