Tradition continues with CTE students showcasing fruits of labor

Experience a Garland ISD tradition at the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Exhibit, Livestock Show and Plant Sale April 5-7 at the Curtis Culwell Center. Showcasing the talents of CTE students, this yearly event allows the public to purchase homegrown goods and peruse innovative creations.

The three-day event will kick off with agriculture students presenting their yearlong livestock projects for judging.

“Visitors will see the hard work Garland, Rowlett, Sachse and South Garland high school students have put into their animals every day—cleaning, feeding, grooming and training these animals,” said local show committee member Diana Chaney. “Please come and support these students.”

After two days of judging, all animals—except beef and dairy heifers—will be auctioned to the general public. In addition, visitors can purchase thousands of bedding plants, herbs and vegetable starters.

“I’m looking forward to seeing people buy the plants that I planted and took care of,” said Naaman Forest High School senior Genaro Lopez.

“This [event] is where our whole community comes together, to come and help our department,” added fellow Ranger Mana Aquilar. “We sell everything we can to make money to support our horticulture department.” 

And to top things off, creations from various middle and high school CTE classes—from engineering to woodworking—will also be on display.

The 74th Livestock Show will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 5. The 37th CTE Exhibit will debut at 8 a.m. Friday, April 6, followed by the second round of animal judging at 6 p.m. The 22nd Plant Sale will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 7, while the Livestock Auction will commence at 1 p.m. 

Entrance and parking are free. For more information, visit the district website.