Rising to the top amongst thousands of high school students in Garland ISD, several have been named Grand Champions of the 74th annual Livestock and Plant Show and Sale.
Every year, this event showcases the hard work of Career and Technical Education students all across the district. Every year, participants also impress with their cattle, swine, shrubs, flowers and more that are raised from fledglings to full-grown.
Each Livestock and Plant Show and Sale not only offers the opportunity for students to showcase their efforts. Participants can also auction off and sell many of the fruits of their labor.
This year, the animals that were auctioned off netted approximately $70,000 for students. And, Naaman Forest High School also sold approximately 200 hanging baskets, 410 flats of bedding plants, 600 pots of tomatoes, 400 pots of peppers, and 300 pots of assorted herbs.
In addition to that potential for a purchase, the Livestock and Plant Show and Sale offers the opportunity for participants to vie for 18 Grand Champion titles in varying categories as well. Thirteen students won those distinctions this year, with two of them being a pair of sisters in fifth and eighth grades. They were recognized by GISD’s Board of Trustees at the May 22 meeting. 2018 winners include:
- AJ Brewer - Sachse High School, Grand Champion Ag Mechanics
- Bailey McEntee - Hudson Middle School, Grand Champion Beef Heifer and Rabbits
- Cassy McEntee - Keeley Elementary School, Grand Champion Sheep Showmanship
- Lizette Dabney Davis - Naaman Forest High School, Grand Champion Floral Design
- Emily Davis - Garland High School, Grand Champion Breeding Sheep, Market Swine and Swine Showmanship
- Genavieve Oleson - Garland High School, Grand Champion Beef Steer
- Lucas Oleson - Garland High School, Grand Champion Laying Hen
- Grace Omer - Garland High School, Grand Champion Dairy Heifer, Dairy Showmanship and Broilers
- Adan Rodriguez - Garland High School, Grand Champion Beef Showmanship
- Kylie Stanley - Sachse High School, Grand Champion Breeding Goat
- Caleb Taylor - Rowlett High School, Grand Champion Goat Showmanship
- Lauren Vitanza - Rowlett High School, Grand Champion Market Sheep
- Kylie Wynne - Rowlett High School, Grand Champion Market Goat