FFA students take Junior Show honors

Students from local high schools participated April 20-23 in the Northwest Junior Livestock Show. The event is a traditional part of the Spring Fair at the Puyallup Fairgrounds.

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Ashley Buchholz, from the White River FFA chapter, was a champion with her chickens. Submitted photo.

Students from local high schools participated April 20-23 in the Northwest Junior Livestock Show.

The event is a traditional part of the Spring Fair at the Puyallup Fairgrounds.

WHITE RIVER

Dillon Olsen had the reserve champion market hog in his weight class and Sadie Aronson had the champion market hog in her class.

Brookelyn Rhodes was top four senior showman, top four market hog; Taylor Enns, top four market hog in her class and competed in top novice showmanship; Madison Arsanto, reserve champion market hog, top five for novice fitting and showing; and Kaitlynn Bently, competed in the market hog class and novice fitting and showing.

Ashley Buchholz was champion in chicken fitting and showing, took a blue ribbon for birds and had the reserve champion bantam chicken.

Enns, Aronson, Arsanto and Olsen also tried their hand at livestock judging, where Olsen emerged with a ninth-place finish.

ENUMCLAW

At the chapter level, the Advanced Agriculture Mechanics class entered a hydraulic dump trailer, which won Best of Show. The EHS livestock judging team placed fifth, the chapter swine team placed first for herdsmanship and the beef team placed third for herdsmanship.

Individually, Megan Lewis was reserve champion senior steer showman, champion of her market steer class and received the Simmental Steer award. Lane Williams was champion of his market steer class and received the Hereford Steer award.

In swine, Taylor Perkins placed first for the carcass award, earning $200, placed ninth for senior swine showman and was reserve champion of his market swine class; Kylie Kaschmitter placed second for the carcass award, earning $150; Kendra Bertrand placed third for the carcass award, earning $100; Kayla Richardson placed sixth for novice swine showman; and Aubrie Arnold won champion of her market swine class.

SUMNER

The Sumner High FFA chapter had 25 students showing livestock at the Spring Fair, receiving the following awards.

Reserve Champion Hog: John Wiles, Aiden Dumas, Alex McGee and Sidney Stratton.

Overall Grand Champion Hog: Alex McGee.

Overall Reserve Grand Champion Hog: Sidney Stratton.

Grand Champion Novice Hog Showman: Sidney Stratton.

Reserve Grand Champion Senior Hog Showman: Alex McGee.

Champion Lamb: Kate Harris and Riley Holloway.

Reserve Champion Lamb: Savannah Galloway-Boswell, Kate Harris and Kendra Knowles.

Overall Grand Champion Lamb: Riley Holloway.

Grand Champion Novice Lamb Showman: Alexis Powers.

Grand Champion Novice Lamb Showman: Coco Camisa.

Grand Champion Senior Lamb Showman: Riley Holloway

Reserve Grand Champion Senior Lamb Showman: Kendra Knowles

Also, multiple SHS students competed in the State Agriscience Fair. The following were winners in their categories which means they have the opportunity to continue to the National Agriscience Fair.

Animal Systems: Austin Hellickson and Gavin Meyer.

Plant Systems: Regan Sterrenburg, Kayce Harris, Sidney Stratton, Briana Affonso, Isabella Vacca and Hannah Guillien.

Environmental Systems: Frankie Anglemeyer, Kalista Wales, Hailey Chamberlain and Makenzie Campbell.

Power, Structure, and Technical Systems: Grant Anderson and Hannah Giddings.

Social Systems: Maya Ford, Adelina Rang, Madison Chamberlain and Kate Harris.

Students from local high schools participated April 20-23 in the Northwest Junior Livestock Show. The event is a traditional part of the Spring Fair at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. WHITE RIVER Dillon Olsen had the reserve champion market hog in his weight class and Sadie Aronson had the champion market hog in her class. Brookelyn Rhodes […]

Lane Williams, of the Enumclaw High FFA chapter, showed his steer Franklin at the Junior Livestock Show. Submitted photo.

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