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North Hopkins FFA, Jr. FFA Successful at LDE, State Fair, Other Events

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FCCLA and FFA Holiday Auction Slated Nov. 10

The North Hopkins FFA students represented the district well at the Leadership Development Events held at Northeast Texas Community College Friday, Nov. 4, 2022.

The NHFFA and Jr. FFA members also had quite a busy and successful October, with a number of students not only representing NHFFA but also placing at the Hopkins County Jr. Commercial Pen of 3 Heifer Show & Sale, 2nd Annual Spooktacular Jackpot-Greenville, State Fair of Texas, 2nd Annual Help-A-Child Livestock Show and Alba-Golden Young Farmers Livestock Show.

On Thursday, Nov. 10, the FFA and FCCLA will host a Holiday Auction and meal in North Hopkins ISD cafeteria. Ag and FCCLA students invite the community to join them for a meal and a chance to bid on holiday crafts and projects they’ve been working on. The dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and the auction is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m.

District LDE at NTCC

Earning second place in district and advancing to Area competition for their Greenhand Skills are David James, Cadence Money, Fernanda Hernandez, Parker Williams and Raegan Burnett.

In the Greenhand Creed category, David James finished 8th in district.

In the Greenhand Quiz 12th place in district went to Cadence Money, Parker Williams, Brooklin Jordan and Taryne Loyd.

In Radio Broadcasting, Liberty Weatheread, Sailan Adair and Jesse Bearden finished 14th in district.

Finishing fourth in district in Job Interview competition, just one spot from advancement, was Braden Lennon.

In Senior Creed, Braden Lennon placed 10th in district.

Rounding out the NHISD competitors who placed were Sailan Adair, Hadlee Hrabal, Kaitlyn Myers and Rachel Davidson; they brought home seventh in district competition in Senior Skills.

The Area LDE contest for the Greenhand Skills Team will be Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Mt. Pleasant.

Hopkins County Jr. Commercial Pen of 3 Heifer Show & Sale

At the Oct. 29 Hopkins County Junior Commercial Pen of 3 Heifer Show & Sale, NH Junior FFA members Eisley Henderson and Lila Bettes did an excellent job exhibiting their heifers!

Lila Bettes showed the Overall Grand Champion pen of three and the Grand Division Champion Bred heifers.

Eisley Henderson was an exhibitor in the open Brangus heifers sale.

2nd Annual Spooktacular Jackpot-Greenville

The Callihan family brought belt buckles from the 2nd Annual Spooktacular Jackpot in Greenville on Oct. 29, 2022.

Kaelyn Callihan received a buckle as the PeeWee Jr. Showman with Timmy.

Junior FFA member Laken Callihan received a buckle for Junior Showmanship with Maverick, First in Class with Timmy, First in Class with Maverick, a belt buckle as the Medium Weight Champion and another buckle for being the Overall Grand Champion.

Junior FFA member Keegan Callihan won First in Class with Bullwinkle, a buckle as the Grand Champion – Fine Wool Cross, a lamb cutout for being the Reserve Champion Overall, and a blue ribbon for Second In Class with Blue.

State Fair of Texas

Jr. member Kaeden Feick did an excellent job exhibiting his Red Angus heifers the weekend of Oct. 21-23 at the State Fair of Texas!

In the Junior Show, Feick received First in Class, and was a Grand Division drive participant; Second in Class and was a Reserve Division Drive participant. Freick also received Second in Class as a Reserve Division Drive participant and Second in Class, Reserve division Drive participant in the Open Show.

Braden Lennon exhibited his cattle well in the show ring at the State Fair of Texas Dairy Cattle Show the weekend of Oct. 14-16, 2022.

Lennon placed Third in Class for AOB fall calves, First in Class with a Senior yearling. He also won Reserve Junior Champion in ORB, Reserve Open Champion ORB and Reserve Champion in Senior showmanship category.

David and Danny James did well Oct. 14-16 weekend at the State Fair of Texas Dairy Cattle Show as well.

In the Jersey class, David James’ 2-year-old cow won 2nd place and Danny James’ summer heifer won 5th place.

David James’s summer heifer also placed second in Brown Swiss.

Also the Dairy Judging Team composed of Braden Lennon, Rachel Davidson, David James and Jolie Sweat placed in the top 15 at the State Fair of Texas on Oct. 15. The NHFFA reported their high point Individual was David James.

On Oct. 10, North Hopkins students really did well in Livestock Judging at the State Fair of Texas. Both the Junior and Senior Teams had the top 5 high point individuals. Junior Team members were first -Jemma Jennings, second Tylee Carpenter, third Charley Weatheread, fourth Lila Bettes and fifth Hattie Bland.

Top Senior high point individuals included first Kaitlyn Myers, second Rachel Davidson, third Liberty Weatheread, fourth Jesse Bearden and fifth Brooklin Jordan.

On Oct. 8, 2022, Kaitlyn Myers placed Third in Class with her Polled Hereford Elvis at the State Fair of Texas!!

Help-A-Child Benefit

NHFFA students had successes at the 2nd Annual Help-A-Child Livestock Show Oct. 15.

Lila Bettes won two First in Class awards and Grand Champion in the British Division.

Rory Bettes was the PeeWee Showmanship Winner.

Junior FFA member Kaeden Feick showed the Class Winner and Reserve Breed champion-Hannah, and the Class Winner and Grand Drive participant-Athena.

Alba-Golden Young Farmers Livestock Show!

The Callihan students also did well at the Alba-Golden Young Farmers Livestock Show the weekend of Oct. 7-9, 2022.

In the goat show, Kaelyn Callihan was the PeeWee Showmanship winner; while Laken Callihan won First in Class (Grand Drive participant) and Second in Class.
Keegan Callihan won Reserve Champion, Second in class and Fourth in Class in the lamb event.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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