The Stephenville High School FFA Agriscience has wrapped up another successful year for the major stock show competition season.
“In October, five students presented their projects at the State Fair of Texas. Luke Weber won the Social Systems Division and went on to win the Overall Grand Champion,” said ag science teacher Michael Rainey.
Weber was awarded a $5,000 scholarship for his effort.
Riley McKinzie won the Power, Structural and Technical Systems Division and was named the Overall Reserve Grand Champion receiving a $1,000 scholarship.
Shaelyn Rainey won Reserve Champion in the Environmental/Natural Resources Division, Kindall Manning was named Reserve Champion in the Animal Systems Division and Morgan McKinzie won Reserve Champion in the Social Systems Division.
Two Stephenville FFA members — Shaelyn Rainey and Luke Weber — hit huge success at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and brought home $10,000 scholarships each.
Others who competed at the San Antonio show were Jake Bagby, Reserve Champion Animal Systems Division; Morgan McKinzie, Reserve Champion Social Systems Division; and Kindall Manning, third place Animal Systems Division.
“To finish the year in the Agriscience Fair competitions, Luke Weber and Micah Rainey competed at the challenging format at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo,” Rainey said. “Micah advanced out of her Heat and won third overall out of more than 50 entries. She was rewarded with a $1,500 scholarship for her efforts. What a great way to finish their Agriscience projects. These FFA member started their projects in May and worked hard throughout the year.”