The Blanco FFA senior and junior livestock judging teams competed in the Floresville and Victoria Livestock Judging Contests on the 23rd and 24th of February. With more than 50 schools competing at each contest, the Blanco FFA did extremely well placing in the top ten at each contest.
At Floresville, Blanco’s senior team of Austin Thompson, Keaton Dodd, Carrie Lockwood, Quaid Haack, John Pepper, and Lindsey Winn ranked 2nd overall with Austin and Keaton placing 6th and 7th respectively in the individual rankings. The junior team of Logan Dodd, Tyler Hardin, and Alex Gustafson also did well finishing 4th overall. As a whole, each of Blanco FFA’s team members finished in the top twenty overall in both the junior and senior divisions.
Following the Floresville contest, Blanco would travel to Victoria to take part in the Victoria Livestock Judging Contest where the senior team would finish 7th overall and the junior team 5th. Students competing in the senior division included Austin Thompson, Keaton Dodd, Carrie Lockwood, Quaid Haack, John Pepper, Katie Baker, Claire Klepac, Lindsey Winn, and Kaleigh Anderson. Those competing in the junior division would include Logan Dodd, Tyler Hardin, Alex Gustafson, and Maggie Dennis.
These teams will now be preparing for the upcoming Heart of Texas contest in Brady, as well as the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo contest in Austin. Advisors for the Blanco FFA and Blanco Junior FFA are Jason and Felice Marek.