The Blanco FFA Chapter recently competed in the Guadalupe County Fair Livestock Judging Contest in Seguin. Overall, local FFA members did very well in both the senior and junior divisions.
In the senior competition, Blanco placed 6th overall while also finishing 2nd in swine, 4th in cattle and 5th in sheep. Individually, Carlin Green would lead the way, placing 6th overall while also tying for 2nd and 4th in cattle and sheep. Sam Isenberg would also have a good day, ranking 9th overall and tying for 10th in sheep, while Ryan Edwards would tie for 2nd in cattle. Others competing in the senior division for Blanco included: Ed Alvarado, Kellam Nabers, Logan Dodd, Skylar Itz, Dylan Bates, Katherine Biggs, Grant Calzoncit, Kari Graham, James McFarlin and Moses Godinez. More than 40 teams were represented in this year’s contest, along with 100 contestants.
The junior division would see Blanco place 8th overall in addition to 6th in swine, 7th in cattle and 9th in sheep. Juniors competing included: Emily Biggs, Asher Haack, Carly Haack, Cade Felps, Kelton Marek, Kolby Marek and Ty Preiss. There were 25 teams competing in the junior division and more than 70 individuals.
Advisors for the Blanco FFA and Blanco Jr. FFA are Jason and Felice Marek, along with Sam Houston State University student teacher Stephanie Kozel.