GPISD Hosts Annual FFA Livestock Show and Auction
Houston, Texas: Students, community leaders, and district employees gathered Thursday, November 20th for the GPISD fall FFA Livestock Show Auction hosted by the Career and Technology Education Department. The yearly event, held at the district AG Facility in Jacinto City, allows FFA (Future Farmers of America) students to show their prized project animals. Individual bidders, as well as businesses and groups of district employees enjoyed the friendly battle to determine who would have the honor of taking home a grand champion. The FFA is a nation-wide organization dedicated to developing leadership and future scholarship in high school students. Students who show in the auction have spent countless early mornings and late evenings caring for the animals they chose to raise. The sacrifice is a labor of love and builds strong character through the dedication required to make it to this level. This year's auction brought in over $100,000 (an increase of more than $15,000 over the previous year's total), which goes to the students for future projects and support for their plans after high school.
Pictured: Galena Park ISD Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Angi Williams, holds the grand champion floral auction item she won along with Wayne Oquin.
Pictured: Alicia Garcia's extra hours and dedication led to her having a grand champion steer.
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