CCISD students win big at Livestock Show and Auction

February 27th, 2020

Clear Brook High’s Naomi Browning with her Grand Champion Steer at the 38th Annual CCISD Livestock Show and Auction.

Future Farmers of America students work throughout the summer and fall semester raising animals, designing and constructing agriculture mechanics projects, as well as planning and creating a multitude of food science, floriculture, horticulture, and visual arts projects to showcase in the annual Clear Creek ISD Livestock Show and Auction.

This year’s show, the 38th, was held at the West Agriculture Barn — the culmination of months of hard work for these students within the FFA programs across CCISD’s five comprehensive high schools.

“These students put in a lot of time and care raising these animals and completing other non-livestock projects,” said JT Buford, career and technical education program manager in CCISD. “They are required to feed their animals a minimum of two times a day, morning and evening, seven days a week no matter the weather or temperature. Hours are spent feeding, grooming, and training with animal projects trying to perfect showmanship for the animal and exhibitor while trying to unlock the animal’s greatest genetic potential.”

A total of more than $153,000 was raised for FFA students across the District this year. The CCISD Livestock Auction benefits students by providing an opportunity for them to explore and develop a passion for production agriculture, learn valuable lessons in money and time management, and offers the opportunity to potentially fund additional animal projects or future education expenses.

“The CCISD Livestock Show and Auction would like to thank the community for deeply believing in the CCISD FFA members and programs by continuing to support us each year,” said Buford. “Lastly, I’d like to thank all of the CCISD Ag teachers for their selfless dedication to their students and FFA programs. Without them, the Livestock Show wouldn’t be nearly as successful.”

Below are the top awards and sale prices this year:

Grand Champion Steer – Naomi Browning – Clear Brook High – $6,500
Grand Champion Pig – Alexis Coffey – Clear Falls High – $5,000
Grand Champion Lamb – Mason Corona – Clear Brook High – $2,000
Grand Champion Goat – Yancey Grice – Clear Creek High – $1,500
Grand Champion Turkey – Aaron Douglas – Clear Lake High – $5,500
Grand Champion Broilers – Jacob Corrao – Clear Springs High – $1,000
Grand Champion Rabbits – Austin Robinson – Clear Springs High – $1,400
Best of Show Ag Mechanics – Dale Bragg – Clear Falls High – $5,000
Best of Show Horticulture – Yancey Grice – Clear Creek High – $800
Best of Show Floral Design – Alexandra Ruiz – Clear Brook High – $400
Best of Show Visual Arts – Mackenzie Zimbeck – Clear Lake High – $450
Best of Show Food Science – McKenzie Crow – Clear Falls High – $700
Reserve Champion Steer – Isabell Cranfill – Clear Springs High – $5,500
Reserve Champion Pig – Kaylyn Baugh – Clear Falls High – $2,200
Reserve Champion Lamb – Sarah Barrera – Clear Springs High – $1,500
Reserve Champion Goat – Kathleen Johnson – Clear Springs High – $1,500
Reserve Champion Turkey – Jessica Stewart – Clear Springs High – $1,700
Reserve Champion Broilers – Alexis Wright – Clear Creek High – $1,000
Reserve Champion Rabbits – Olivia Read – Clear Lake High – $1,200